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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Moving forward with RMI and Math ( was Re: towards a new implementation of java.math)
Date Wed, 24 May 2006 06:28:06 GMT

On 24 May 2006 at 12:50, "Mikhail Loenko" <mloenko@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2006/5/24, Stepan Mishura <stepan.mishura@gmail.com>:
> > On 5/24/06, Mikhail Loenko wrote:
> > >
> > > 2006/5/24, Geir Magnusson Jr :
> > > > I'd like to propose that we choose what we judge to be the best
> > > > RMI implementation, and the best math implementation now so we
> > > > can move forward, with the understanding that anyone interested
> > > > can continue to work to merge the additional contributions into
> > > > whatever was chosen.
> > > +1
> > >
> > > I suggest that as a base we take RMI from Intel as it seems to be
> > > interoperable with RI and take Math from ITC as it reportedly has
> > > better performance.
> >
> > Hmm, I guess that 'base implementation' is implementation that
> > locates in modules/rmi. Right?
> yes
> 
> > But I resolved HARMONY-471 5 days ago and ITC implementation is now in
> > modules/rmi folder. Do you suggest moving it to another folder?
> 
> We now have three RMI implementations:
> rmi - 1.4 implementation from ITC
> rmi2 - 1.5 implementation from ITC
> rmi3 - implementation from Intel
> 
> As it was discussed in the mail list (please correct me if it is no
> more the case)
> the only implementation interoperable with RI is rmi3.
> 
> As a first step I suggest taking it as a base - move rmi to rmi4 or
> whatever and move rmi3 to rmi.

This is fine with me but, being slightly pedantic, I think that's the
second step.  The first step is to do the same restructure that I did
with the itc 1.4 rmi when I moved it to modules/rmi.  That is, make
rmi3 build with:

  ant -Dhy.rmi.module=rmi3 -f make/build.xml

Regards,
 Mark.



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