jdk7u-osx, VM mode
swingler at apple.com
Wed Dec 7 09:25:37 PST 2011
Hey, I'd be among the first toss 32-bit just to not deal with people who try to integrate Java with Carbon or QuickTime. :-)
I fully support dropping 32-bit, particularly on modern systems where the dominant architecture model is now 64-bit, just so you don't saddle yourself with legacy technology right as you are making your own debut.
On Dec 7, 2011, at 9:14 AM, Paul Hohensee wrote:
> I believe Mike means the current Oracle plan to ship a just 64-bit
> port, and not a 32-bit one.
> The short answer is that we (Oracle) don't have the QA resources to
> test both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, certainly not for the 7u4 developer
> release. At most, we could have engineers make sure the 32-bit
> version basically works, but that would be no substitute for the
> extensive testing that Oracle QA does.
> That said, we _could_ ship universal binaries including both 32-bit
> and 64-bit, but we couldn't support the 32-bit version.
> On 12/7/11 11:47 AM, Dalibor Topic wrote:
>> On 12/7/11 5:45 PM, Mike Swingler wrote:
>>> On Dec 7, 2011, at 3:10 AM, Dalibor Topic wrote:
>>>> On 12/7/11 2:21 AM, Andrew Thompson wrote:
>>>>> Is hotspot now 64bit only on all platforms?
>>>> No. See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/config-417990.html for
>>>> a list of Oracle JRE 7 and JDK 7 Certified System Configurations.
>>> While I'd be among the first to support dropping 32-bit support for a variety of reasons, could you share the reasoning behind the decision with the community?
>> I'm not sure I follow - which decision?
>> dalibor topic
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