CACAO & IcedTea7

Stefan Ring stefanrin at
Thu Oct 13 22:58:51 PDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:18 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
<ahughes at> wrote:
> From testing, CACAO on IcedTea7 seems to be heavily broken.  I've backported
> some patches from 6 so they are at least on the same revision, but the lack
> of HPI in 7 causes CACAO to fail.
> Is anyone working on this?  I think we may need to disable --enable-cacao in
> IcedTea7 2.0.

Tracked (but without any specifics):

I've been planning to look into this for months. At the moment I'm
trying to make icedtea6 work on armv7/oneiric (Xerces knows about
this), so it will still be a while.

The big question is what to do about Java 7 anyway, as there will be
no invokedynamic support in CACAO in the foreseeable future. Not that
I would object to someone working on this, but I doubt that someone
with enough motivation will show up. I myself will very likely not
have enough time for this for a long time.

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