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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] moving to 1.5 for real - discuss
Date Thu, 08 Jun 2006 11:01:14 GMT
I'm +1 except I'd like to see us get to the point where we can

- produce a full snapshot of classlib + VM (using DRLVM or JCHEVM or

- understand the timing of getting said VMs far enough that code will
continue to run

While I'm stunningly grateful for the support IBM is providing with J9,
and am looking forward to continuing support being very valuable and
useful for us, we need to get the point of basic self-reliance wrt VM,
and I'd at least like to understand what the 1.5 implications are, and
the timelines for doing it.


Tim Ellison wrote:
> Thanks to many stellar contributions all round we are pretty much
> exhausting the work we can do with the temporary solution we adopted of
> source=1.5 target=jsr14|1.4 compiler flags.
> How do you feel about moving to 1.5 for real?  It would be simple to
> change the Java compiler build options to generate 1.5 class files.
> AIUI there is at least some 1.5 awareness in DRLVM and JCHEVM (and
> SableVM?) which would allow the current functionality to work, and IBM
> can provide a 1.5 version of the IBM VME to run on.
> Thoughts?
> Tim

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