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thank´s for your very quick answer.
i don´t know exactly what exactly gentoo foundation and its developers
do. there are a several java sources available for sparc plattform. sun
has binaries for solaris. is it possible to install/transform these
binaries for gentoo? there are a lot of sources available from sun.
would it be possible to install/compile these sources on my machine?
would it be possible for gentoo to generate emerge packages with these
I knew about blackdown java for sparc, these are unstable and do not
support all official sun java features.
Am Dienstag, den 02.01.2007, 14:32 -0600 schrieb Andrew Gaffney:
> harald wrote:
> > Hello,
> > recently downloaded and installed Gentoo on my Sparc Sun machine.
> > Unfortunately i did not find any package containing java for this
> > architecture. is it possible to install any other java (source) package
> > instead? is java support planned by gentoo foundation for these types of
> > machines?
> The foundation has very little to do with development.
> > please let me know, java support is very important for me.
> Last I heard, the last version of java that worked on sparc was blackdown 1.4.2
> (or something like that), but it had a security bug. If java on sparc is really
> important to you, then you probably need to run Solaris. Alternatively, you can
> convince the blackdown guys (or one of the other JRE/JDK providers) to do
> another sparc release.
> Andrew Gaffney http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
> Gentoo Linux Developer Installer Project
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