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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: New IBM VME
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 11:34:29 GMT
Cool - I assume you can make the new version available before we make 
changes to the classlib?  IOW, make both available and known to the 
project (so developers on the project can work on the changes) and then 
when we get our stuff done, we'll point users to the new version?


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


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