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From Richard Liang <richard.lian...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: New IBM VME
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 09:30:22 GMT
Oliver Deakin wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm pleased to announce that a new IBM VME will be made available soon 
> at:
>   http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/harmony/index.html
> The new VME downloads are named Harmony-vme-win.IA32-v2.zip and 
> Harmony-vme-linux.IA32-v2.tar.gz. I would like to stress that if you 
> download these packages now, they will *not* work with the class 
> library code currently in Harmony Subversion. This VME has been 
> created looking forward to changes that have been discussed on the 
> list, but have not yet been carried out. They are:
> - completion of renaming of com.ibm packages, especially in LUNI 
> module. The new VME expects only org.apache.harmony package names.
> - removal of String from the kernel, and addition of an intern(String) 
> method to the org.apache.harmony.kernel.vm.VM class. The new VME does 
> *not* contain String in its kernel jars. It does, however, provide an 
> intern(String) method in the VM class, as was suggested in [1]. The 
> String.intern() method in Harmony will just redirect the call to 
> VM.intern(String).
> Once these changes are made in the Harmony repository, the new version 
> of the VME will be required to run with Harmony classlib. I will send 
> out a further mail when this is done confirming that the new VME is 
> available and ready to use.
> A link to the VME v1 will still be available in the same place, and 
> this should still be used until the above changes are made.
> Regards,
> Oliver
> [1] 
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-harmony-dev/200602.mbox/%3c43FB44A0.2040805@googlemail.com%3e

Hello Oliver,

Awesome. I'm also eager to know if this VM supports Java 1.5 class. 
Thanks a lot.

Richard Liang
China Software Development Lab, IBM

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