AArch64: We have a release

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 17:33:44 UTC 2014


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On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM, Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:
> We at the AArch64 Port Project are pleased to announce the first
> release of OpenJDK on the Linux/AArch64 platform.  It is the first
> implementation of the Java platform to be made available for this
> processor architecture.
> For those who haven't heard: AArch64 is the latest architecture from
> ARM.  It is an entirely new instruction set, not compatible with the
> earlier generation of 32-bit ARM processors, so we need a new OpenJDK
> port for it.
> This is a complete port, with template interpreter and client and
> server JIT compilers.  We have JDK8 and JDK7 versions available for
> download now.  It will shortly be included in Fedora for AArch64.
> It is, of course, entirely free software, available under the GPL.
> Source bundles are available from
> http://icedtea.wildebeest.org/download/source/aarch64-port-jdk7u60-aarch64-831-b04.tar.xz
> http://icedtea.wildebeest.org/download/source/aarch64-port-jdk8-aarch64-992-b128.tar.xz
> We will now to make plans to integrate this port with the main OpenJDK
> project.
> Credit where credit is due:
> We started this work at Red Hat almost two years ago with two Red Hat
> engineers, Andrew Haley and Andrew Dinn.  It became an OpenJDK project
> and we were joined by Linaro, who have been extremely helpful with
> testing, bug fixing, and keeping up with OpenJDK's continuous updates.
> Many people have helped, but in particular I'd like to thank Edward
> Nevill for his support and tireless work.
> Of course the work will go on: there is performance tuning to be done
> on real hardware and we need to do a lot more real-world testing.  In
> particular, we haven't yet done work to optimize HotSpot for the
> Advanced SIMD and Cryptography units.  If you are interested in
> working on this exciting project or if you just want to chat about it,
> come over to aarch64-port-dev at openjdk.java.net .
> Andrew Haley
> OpenJDK AArch64 port Project Lead

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