JDK 1.3

Kevin Hendricks khendricks at ivey.uwo.ca
Thu Oct 25 02:17:26 EST 2001



The IBM jdk 1.3.0 with JIT is available now for ppc linux (it needs a
2.4.x kernel to work) from SuSE's ftp website.  Look in Updates for SuSE
ppc 7.1 to find the binaries.

Also, we (Blackdown) now have a volunteer who is working on the HotSpot
port for ppc linux!   So keep your fingers crossed.

Also I talked with IBM about  what they would be releasing in the way of
a JDK for ppc linux.  Basically, they have already released or will
release the basic JDK but support for the Mozilla/Netscape plugin is not

Thought you might like to know,


On Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at 12:11 PM, Daniel Berlin wrote:

> On the subject of JVM's, in case no one noticed, there is now an
> optimizing one to play with.
> IBM released the source to the Jikes RVM (Also known as the Jalapeno
> project), which supports building/running on PPC Linux.  No JNI yet,
> but IIRC, they are working on it.  It's also not meant to be a
> production quality. But it's *something*.
> Also note that in IBM's future java plans, it says:
> "IBM plans for Java 2 SE technology encompass delivering IBM Developer
> Kits for Java version 1.3.1 on an expanded range of platforms (AIX -
> PowerPC 32-bit and PowerPC 64-bit; zOS; AS/400; Windows 32-bit and
> 64-bit; Linux on 32-bit and 64-bit Intel architecture, Linux on PowerPC
> 32-bit, Linux on 32-bit zSeries) with delivery currently scheduled for
> 4Q 2001 and 1Q 2002 depending on the platform. OS/2 is scheduled for
> 1H2002. Our implementation of version 1.3.1 will include enhancements
> to the JIT compiler, garbage collection technology and JVM
> serviceability."
> Having worked for IBM research over the summer, let me just say that
> working with a JDK with a JIT on PPC Linux was quite nice, after having
> to use one with no JIT for so long.
> On Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at 11:54  AM, Kevin Hendricks wrote:
>> Hi,
>> What symbol does it complain about?
>> Mozilla has changed it plugin interface slightly in 0.93, 0.94, and
>> 0.95
>> which is making for a real pain.  I asked the x86 Blackdown guys and
>> they are build jdk 1.3.1 against mozilla 0.91 and that plugin seems to
>> work with everything to date.  The issues come in when later mozilla
>> headers are used to build the plugin.
>> I will retry building the plugin against mozilla 0.91 and post it in
>> the
>> form of the jre for people to try.
>> Kevin

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