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From "Jimmy, Jing Lv" <firep...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: New IBM VME available soon
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2006 06:50:08 GMT
Oliver Deakin wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm pleased to announce that a new 5.0 level 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-v4.zip and 
> Harmony-vme-linux.IA32-v4.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. I have created a new JIRA 
> (HARMONY-1084) containing patches for Harmony classlib and  the Eclipse 
> Harmony plugin which are required to be able to use the new VME. The 
> patches make the following changes:
> - Change Java build target from jsr14 to 1.5 :)
> - Change the bootclasspath system property name from 
> com.ibm.oti.system.class.path to org.apache.harmony.boot.class.path
> - Create a new org.apache.harmony.luni.platform.Environment class that 
> contains two (currently stubbed) getenv() methods. Once these methods 
> are implemented, VM writers will be able to redirect System.getenv() 
> calls to this class.
> - Rename clearvm.dll/libclearvm.so to harmonyvm.dll/libharmonyvm.so, and 
> update the launchers reference to this library.
> - Rename clearvm.properties to harmonyvm.properties, and update the 
> Eclipse plugin to find this file.
> - Update tests.api.java.lang.reflect.ArrayTest and 
> tests.api.java.lang.ThreadGroupTest to reflect changes between 1.4 and 
> 5.0 behaviour.
> 
> 
> Once the classlib patch has been applied, you will need to download the 
> new VME in order to continue developing with the IBM VM. The previous 
> version of the VME will no longer be compatible.
> 
> I will send out a further mail when the new VME is available to download 
> and use.
> 
> Regards,
> Oliver
> 

Great! :)

Eager to hear sounds of testNG :)

-- 

Best Regards!

Jimmy, Jing Lv
China Software Development Lab, IBM

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