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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: New IBM VME
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2006 07:40:48 GMT


Daniel Gandara wrote:
> Oliver Deakin wrote:
>>> ok, I'll ask there about removing 1.5 dependencies from java.rmi and
>>> compile it to get 1.4 bytecode...
>>
>> I hope that you would not have to remove too much when compiling to 
>> 1.4 bytecodes - I guess this is something we still need to 
>> investigate. Have you tried building the rmi code with the -target 
>> jsr14 option? Id (amongst others, Im sure) be interested to hear what 
>> results you get, and whether any alterations are necessary.
>
> I'll try building the code with -target jsr14 and see how much has to be
> removed; I'll create a new thread with the results;  ok?

Sounds good - thanks

>
>
>>
>>>> My hope is that in the not too distant future we may see one or two 
>>>> of the Harmony VMs stepping up to 1.5 level, and we can begin to 
>>>> use them with our classlib :)
>>>
>>> hope so too.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Daniel
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Oliver
>>>>
>>>> [1] 
>>>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-harmony-dev/200604.mbox/%3c4433A197.8030305@gmail.com%3e

>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Daniel Gandara wrote:
>>>>> Oliver,
>>>>>    pleased to hear good news from you!!  I believe this is great 
>>>>> for the project.
>>>>> I have one question regarding the version of the VME, is it 1.5?   
>>>>> I'm asking this
>>>>> because we have received contributions of some packages (for 
>>>>> example: java.math
>>>>> and java.rmi packages) which are 1.5 (compliant and dependant) but 
>>>>> cannot be
>>>>> used with current VM.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> Daniel
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Oliver Deakin" 
>>>>> <oliver.deakin@googlemail.com>
>>>>> To: <harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org>
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 1:26 PM
>>>>> Subject: New IBM VME
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> 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

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


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