CACAO & IcedTea7

David Flamme dflamme at
Sun Oct 16 13:34:54 PDT 2011


I'm working on this issue. Takes a lot longer than I thought, but I'm 
able to build it already. I "only" have to fix some changes for openjdk7 
and then I'll send a patch for further discussion. I'm kinda new to 
this, so I better take it slow on the "distributing changes" side.

On the invokedynamic topic, I'd say, it shouldn't be expected from 
cacao. Would be a really big project and at the moment I don't see 
anyone who would be able to do this. So on the long run, I'll only try 
to get a stable cacao/icedtea7 on the level of 6.

Maybe I messed up the mailing list order and so this line is meant to 

    David Flamme
> Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 07:58:51 +0200
> From: Stefan Ring<stefanrin at>
> Subject: Re: CACAO&  IcedTea7
> To: distro-pkg-dev at, ahughes at
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> 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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