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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

+1.

FWIW it likely depends on the version of Eclipse since em64t was
recently added as an alias in the processor list for OSGi
http://www2.osgi.org/Specifications/Reference

In any case, let's agree on x86_64.

Regards,
Tim

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