CACAO & IcedTea7
Dr Andrew John Hughes
ahughes at redhat.com
Mon Oct 17 05:51:46 PDT 2011
On 22:34 Sun 16 Oct , David Flamme wrote:
> 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.
Ok. Then I think we should disable it for 2.0 and get your patch in for
a 2.1 release. We can then consider backporting it to 2.0.1.
> 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 gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: CACAO& IcedTea7
> > To: distro-pkg-dev at openjdk.java.net, ahughes at redhat.com
> > Message-ID:
> > <CAAxjCEwP-Wt3QQn6tFVwmoXQ9cGXY0ASGagFkoz9_UTkKpwWiA at mail.gmail.com>
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> > On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:18 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
> > <ahughes at redhat.com> 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):
> > http://server.complang.tuwien.ac.at/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=154
> > 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.
> > End of distro-pkg-dev Digest, Vol 53, Issue 32
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