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From "Jimmy,Jing Lv" <firep...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Eclipse packaged with Harmony at SourceForge
Date Wed, 09 May 2007 10:11:19 GMT
However this is a good news for all of us Harmony guys, when other
communities recognize our work and eager to run their applications on
Harmony :-)
I remember a long time ago I do run eclipse on Harmony (though it is
by mistake, I set JAVA_HOME and system property "PATH" to harmony and
forget to set back, so eclipse started with Harmony, with IBMVME), it
worked quite well :)  A long time has passed and I believe Harmony can
work even better now. What's more, if someone run this combination and
do feed back bugs in Harmony, it is really good chance that we improve
Harmony (hey, we have to work hard then:) ).

I'm wondering if we can do something more. If we can make Harmony
better and more stable, we can work with other communities to build
"Harmony based" products.
When I run some java app on my firefox it should try to download a
jdk, so why not make a Harmony-Firefox? And why not Harmony-Tomcat?
There are so many well-known open source java-based program and
Harmony do have a lot of chances! Eclipse is only a beginning, right?

2007/5/7, Alex Blewitt <alex.blewitt@gmail.com>:
> Yes, the page has now been updated to reflect a more accurate
> description of the project. When I posted the original concern, the
> total documentation was "A harmonic combination of Eclipse and Apache
> JRE" and listed as "Production/Stable". I felt that this wasn't an
> accurate summary and didn't emphasise that it was based on a milestone
> release of Harmony (nor mentioning what version it was).
> I only raised it because of this discrepancy; and yes, it's good that
> we're getting others to test this and submit JIRAs. I don't think
> that's a bad thing at all; just masquerading it as 'production/stable'
> and without any mention of which version it was based on.
> I'm glad that the new description has been changed; it reads much better.
> Alex.
> On 06/05/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Alex Blewitt wrote:
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > A version of Eclipse packaged with Harmony (possibly the milestone)
> > > has turned up at http://sourceforge.net/projects/eclipse-harmony/
> > > listed as "Production/Stable" and using the description "A harmonic
> > > combination of Eclipse and Apache Harmony JRE."
> > >
> > > There doesn't seem to be any hint that either Harmony has not passed
> > > the TCK at this stage, and nor that it's still a work-in-progress. I
> > > feel that this may give Harmony a bad name since there are known
> > > things that don't work (for example, there was a recent known issue
> > > with the debugger not working with Eclipse, and I don't know if that
> > > has been resolved, or if it has, whether it's in the build that was
> > > used there).
> > >
> > > At the very least, I'm not happy with either the implicit assertion of
> > > stability/testing, or the association with JDK/JRE when we know we've
> > > not passed the TCK yet.
> > >
> > > What do others think?
> > >
> > > Alex.
> >
> > I think you are being a bit harsh Alex.
> >
> > I was aware of this 'packaging' project by Philippe, Gunnar, and Wayne
> > (who are all well respected members within the open source community),
> > which now accurately describes itself as :
> >
> >    "In Harmony With Eclipse is a demonstration of two great open
> >     source projects working together. The package contains the
> >     latest stable release version of Eclipse (3.2.2) running on
> >     a pre-release version of Apache Harmony (5.0M1). It must be
> >     noted that this release is not intended as production-quality
> >     software, but is instead a glimpse of the future. While the
> >     combination of Eclipse and Harmony does work well, there are
> >     limitations. These limitations are being addressed as Eclipse
> >     and Harmony development continues. Your feedback to the Eclipse
> >     and Harmony Teams is welcomed."
> >
> > Of course, Harmony does not claim to be a certified Java implementation.
> >  Our desire to pass the JCK and get certification is well documented;
> > but in the meantime I think it is encouraging that people find value in
> > what we have produced so far.  Having more users and incoming JIRAs for
> > our work in progress won't give Harmony a bad name unless we fail to
> > respond by producing the best compatible implementation out there.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tim
> >
> >


Best Regards!

Jimmy, Jing Lv
China Software Development Lab, IBM

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