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From: Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Java apps in 64 bit JVM?
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 18:31:09
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Java apps in 64 bit JVM? by Alan McKinnon
1 On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Alan McKinnon<alan.mckinnon@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > Hi all,
3 >
4 > The company has a Juniper Secure Connect VPN and I run amd64. The process is:
5 > log in via a web page in a browser, click a button and the page starts a java
6 > APP to create the ssl tunnel - a full blown Swing app, not a mere applet.
7 >
8 > I've only ever got this Java app to run in 32 bit Firefox with the java-x86-
9 > emul package. 64 bit Firefox, Konqueror, Opera all fail. I've tried sun-jdk,
10 > sun-jre (nsplugin and nsplugin-2), blackdown and icedtea.
11 >
12 > The only thing that works is firefox-bin with a 32bit jvm. The app doesn't do
13 > much in the way of logging so I don't know why it's failing. This strikes me
14 > as odd:
15 >
16 > A java app is bytecode that is independent of platform. It should make no
17 > difference whether a 32bit or 64bit jvm executes the bytecode as the format of
18 > the Java Virtual Machine and it's bytecode is constant.
19 >
20 > Surely?
22 According to my Google search results, a 64-bit Sun Java plug-in has
23 been provided starting with Java SE 6 Update 12 Build 02. You should
24 be able to select your preferred plug-in and virtual machine using
25 eselect (I don't think I have tried it... I can't remember the last
26 time I encountered a Java applet on the web)


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Re: [gentoo-user] Java apps in 64 bit JVM? Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>