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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: New IBM VME available soon
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2006 08:56:57 GMT
Leo Li wrote:
> Hi, Oliver:
>     I am willing to implement the
> org.apache.harmony.luni.platform.Environment class with
> the  two  getenv() methods.

Great, thanks for volunteering Leo!

>
> Good luck!
>
>
> On 8/8/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>> Great news.
>>
>> In the future, could you please prefix the subject line with something
>> appropriate, like [general]?  It helps people prioritize and such...
>>
>> thanks
>>
>>
>> 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
>> >
>>
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>
>

-- 
Oliver Deakin
IBM United Kingdom Limited


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