Gentoo Archives: gentoo-alpha

From: Marc Giger <gigerstyle@×××.ch>
To: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] Alpha status Dec 2005
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2005 19:51:18
In Reply to: [gentoo-alpha] Alpha status Dec 2005 by Jose Luis Rivero
Jose, thank you for this very useful document!

I don't know if comments to this document are desired, but I will do it

On Wed, 07 Dec 2005 21:20:21 +0100
Jose Luis Rivero <yoswink@g.o> wrote:


> Experimental java on Gentoo/Alpha > --------------------------------- > > After some work trying to fix compaq-java (see bug #84306) we are > nearly sure it is a waste of time trying to make something unsupported > upstream and obsolete (provide jre/jdk-1.3) work.
Fully acke'd. I share your opinion.
> > After some experiences with SableVM, Thomas Cort (tcort) has been > playing with > lastest version of this free alternative to make java work on Alpha. > SableVM seems to work with basic packages so, our plan is to set up an > overlay and start playing with this.
Thanks to Thomas for his work. What does overlay mean? virtual/jre and virtual/jdk? That would be very nice. I have installed sablevm a few weeks ago and I'm running tomcat with it. Seems to be working fine here.
> > More info about Thomas' current work: > - > > Alpha Arch testers Project > --------------------------
I'll have to look into this one... Marc
> > Fernando J. Pereda (ferdy) is working these days on setting up our > Arch Testers project which has given very good results on other arch > teams inside Gentoo (mainly amd64). > > For more information, you can read the overview on the amd64 arch > testers' project page to see what this project is about: > - > > Future change on the Alpha Project Page > --------------------------------------- > > We hope to make some changes on our official project page to keep > public info > well structured and a bit more updated than it is now. Also starting > subproject sections with information about arch testers, SELinux and > java would be good. > > - (current page) > > ------------------------ > Gentoo Alpha Herd > Dec 2005 > > [1] > > [2] > > -- > gentoo-alpha@g.o mailing list >
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Re: [gentoo-alpha] Alpha status Dec 2005 Thomas Cort <linuxgeek@×××××.com>