JDK 1.3

Daniel Berlin dan at cgsoftware.com
Thu Oct 25 02:33:34 EST 2001

On Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at 12:17  PM, Kevin Hendricks wrote:

> Hi,
> FYI:
> 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.
Is it?
I'm used to downloading it off an internal ibm  website, and i know it
wasn't on the external one, so i assumed it hadn't been released yet.

> 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
> planned.
Yes, I know.
However, I use konqueror, where IBM's JDK does just fine.
> Thought you might like to know,
> Kevin
> 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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