Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Jim Watson <jim@××××××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] GWN "Want ad" for sparc architecture testers
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:39:37
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-sparc] GWN "Want ad" for sparc architecture testers by Alex Buell
Alex Buell wrote
> > I thknk gcj could do the job just as well. It can compile to bytecode. > >
with ecj it is good enough for anyway
>> jamvm (or something like it) would make a very nice project. Sun java >> would probably not (I think sun have it on their to-do list, but >> considered long-term and difficult). >> > > I think it's enormously vital that Sun get off their butts and do > something about it - porting the linuxintel version to linuxsparc > should work. I've actually dug around in the jvm sources and they do > have some assembly in various places. These would have to be rewritten > for the sparc platform. >
blackdown (jk) ported sun 1.5 for sparc and it would run fine, I built and used it here, but there was some apparently random signal error that has blocked it being released... jim -- gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list