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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Correct name for 64-bit architecture (not IPF)
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2007 14:59:00 GMT
Gregory Shimansky wrote:
> Today while investigating the bug in HARMONY-2975 it appeared that
> eclipse doesn't start on 64-bit Linux because os.arch property value is
> em64t. The property is set in DRLVM source. Eclipse doesn't recognize
> this architecture and failed to load SWT library. When this property
> value is changed to x86_64 Eclipse runs ok.
> I think we should agree how to call 64-bit platform and I think it is
> better to follow the same convention as is used in Linux, that is call
> it x86_64 [1].
> It may happen that for better compatibility or reuse of VM and classlib
> code in other projects we'll need to change some other em64t and amd64
> mentions in the sources to x86_64. If there is no strong objection I
> would like to change all sources to use only x86_64 instead of brand
> names, and rename the files which contain em64t in their names. What do
> you think?
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EM64T#Industry_naming_conventions


FWIW it likely depends on the version of Eclipse since em64t was
recently added as an alias in the processor list for OSGi

In any case, let's agree on x86_64.


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