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From Michael Koch <Michael.K...@enough.de>
Subject Re: Linux Jar file execution
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2005 11:01:48 GMT
Am Donnerstag, den 02.06.2005, 11:42 +0100 schrieb Gerry Steele:
> Has anyone got any thoughts on the possibility of making naively executable 
> jars on Linux? 
> This is done on Windows through the file extensions mechanism. On Solairis 
> they use magic numbers picked up by the kernel AFAIK. I guess a Linux 
> implementation will require some kernel work too. I believe this might help 
> usability a bit on Linux. It just occurs to me that an Open Source Java has 
> a hell of a greater chance of working with the Kernel guys / Linus than Sun 
> might ever have. Another point for harmony :).

This can be done on Linux since years with binfmt. On Debian its called
binfmt-misc. Its nothing new.


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