mipsel-linux port

Jonathan Springer springer at reservoir.com
Mon Jun 25 07:39:42 PDT 2007

Christian Thalinger wrote:

> On Fri, 2007-06-22 at 10:29 -0700, Dougherty James wrote:
>>Hi Folks,
>>I've started porting the Hotspot and OpenJDK for
>>MIPS32 architecture, have created the Makefiles 
>>And build infrastructure, and now I'm at the point
>>Where the .ad files need to be made for MIPS32 (4KeC).
>>Has anyone worked on a MIPS port? If not, how can I develop
>>The .ad files to port to my target architecture?
> Hi!
> This is not actually what you want but it might help a lot in porting
> the whole stuff.  Yesterday I've commited the stuff that is required to
> let CACAO[1] use the OpenJDK libraries as Java core libraries.  I've
> only tried it with PowerPC yet[2], but it should work on MIPS too (when
> the j2se stuff builds).
> As I said, it's not HotSpot running on MIPS, but you can see if j2se
> builds and runs ok, which might help a lot to find bugs.
> I'm collecting the bits required to build j2se here[3], but it's not
> finished yet.
> [1] http://www.cacaojvm.org/
> [2] http://www.advogato.org/person/twisti/diary.html?start=2
> [3] https://c1.complang.tuwien.ac.at/cacaowiki/OpenJDK

I'd be interested if anyone has tried it using a technique like this.  But I'm expecting 
that the only real problems will be the three object code binary plug files that have been 
mentioned on this list previously:

-- libt2k (font rendering)
-- libdcpr (some low-level graphics2D code)
-- libjsound

If someone has addressed these, that would be the most useful.

Jonathan Springer     |
Reservoir Labs, Inc.  |  http://www.reservoir.com/

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