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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: New IBM VME
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 13:10:43 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> 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?
>

Yup - no change will be made to the Subversion repository before the new 
VME is made available. Once its up there on the download site, Tim is 
going to complete the necessary package renames etc. The previous VME 
will still be available from the download site, alongside the new one.



> geir
>
> 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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-- 
Oliver Deakin
IBM United Kingdom Limited


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