Java 7 for Mac OSX

Mike Swingler swingler at
Mon Feb 20 09:24:23 PST 2012

On Feb 20, 2012, at 3:29 AM, Henri Gomez wrote:

>> One question:
>> By adding 32-bit support, do you mean the binary will be runnable on a
>> 32-bit machine? Or, the sources can be built on a 32-bit machine?
> To me 32 bit support means you could use -d32 flag to have JVM works
> in a 32bit land, so safe memory in many cases.

Supporting a second architecture effectively doubles the testing overhead, and basically doubles the budget you need to spend on QA. What is the benefit to Oracle Corp for supporting a legacy architecture?

This is a serious question,
Mike Swingler
Apple Inc.

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