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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: portlib functionality
Date Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:43:53 GMT
Marina Goldburt wrote:
> On 7/25/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> If you honour the existing table layout then you don't need to break
>> compatibility.  In addition, VMs are not required to use the class
>> library portlib if they choose not to.
>
> I don't know the way IBM VME uses the portlibrary, but concerning the 
> DRLVM
> (vm/vmi/src/vmi.cpp), the DRLVM needs recompilation if the HyPortLibrary
> structure changes as Paulex described.
>
>>> But it's ok since
>> >Harmony has its own vm and nobody uses j9 vm binaries.
>
>> This is a joke right?  There are three VMs in various states of
>> development at Harmony, and people are also using the IBM VME.
>
> As the official Apache Harmony site doesn't have the link to IBM VME, I
> thought people are not using it.

Not meaning to speak for Tim, but just for your (and anyone else's 
reading this)
info, there is actually a link to the IBM VME download site on the 
"Building
the Apache Harmony Class Library" page [1].

Regards,
Oliver

[1] 
http://incubator.apache.org/harmony/subcomponents/classlibrary/build_classlib.html

> And about IBM VME, are there any plans to publish the binaries for 64-bit
> platforms?
>
> Thanks, Marina
>

-- 
Oliver Deakin
IBM United Kingdom Limited


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