State of openjdk on hppa

Mathieu Malaterre mathieu.malaterre at
Mon Dec 7 09:16:06 PST 2009

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Matthias Klose <doko at> wrote:
> On 07.12.2009 14:36, Onkar Shinde wrote:
>> Hi,
>> java3d currently fails to build on hppa because it uses some sun
>> specific APIs and default-jdk is GCJ on hppa. A solution for this
>> could be to use openjdk-6-jdk build-dep instead of default-jdk. But
>> the problem is that there are no openjdk-* packages on hppa.
>> Does anyone know if there is any effort going on to make openjdk-*
>> packages available on hppa. If not then I will have to make java3d a
>> !hppa package.
> openjdk builds on hppa, but doesn't run (yet). Andrew Haley once debugged it
> and found out at least one things which would need to be fixed: the
> assumption in the C++ interpreter that the stack always grows downwards, and
> not upwards as on hppa.
> please could one of the hotspot developers sched some light on this, how
> easy this might to be fix, and if there are other assumptions?

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Switching to openjdk would also work around the following issue:

This means that VTK 5.4 will NOT FTBS on hppa once switched to openjdk :)

Thanks !

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