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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: Ant and RPM integration-- Has anyone looked into it?
Date Thu, 25 Jan 2001 23:25:31 GMT
At 08:54  25/1/01 -0500, Scott Stirling wrote:
>There was an article in Linux Journal (I'm quite sure, but their site
>seems to be down now) about a year ago where the author rewrote at least
>part of RPM in Java.

I would be interested in that - don't spose you have a reference ? ;)

>BTW, in response to Tim Mooney's comment on a JVM in the Linux kernel
>(meant kiddingly, I thought), the Linux kernel used to have a feature
>whereby it would execute *.class files by mapping them automatically to
>a JVM.  I came across this in the Linux Kernel Blackbook while reading
>it in Borders one day.  It has since been removed from the kernel (not
>sure exactly when), but I thought it was interesting.

Other kernels have had it aswell - I believe the win98 SE already had
.class mapped to execute (or at least it did with a service pack) and I
also believe Suns Solaris got updated to do the same.



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