Power PC Build

Gary Benson gbenson at redhat.com
Mon Jan 5 07:24:22 PST 2009

Hi all,

Michael Franz wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Greg Lewis <glewis at eyesbeyond.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 11:12:33PM -0800, Eric Richardson wrote:
> > > I was looking into OpenJDK and saw the bsd-port and zero
> > > assembly project and thought It might be possible build jdk6 on
> > > PowerPC.  After looking at the bsd-port list I started working
> > > on setting up my environment. I have a G5 based Mac. Here is
> > > what I have done so far.
> >
> > Depending on what you want in terms of a JDK, it might be easier
> > to try and port the zero assembler work to the current OpenJDK BSD
> > port.  I'd like to do this, but I've not seen zero assembler
> > separated out from the Iced Tea sources.  I believe you need
> > libffi working to get it to work, but there are ports for this in
> > MacPorts and in at least the FreeBSD ports system (I expect it to
> > be in {Net,Open}BSD as well).
> >
> > CC'ing Gary Benson, the zero assembler author.  Gary, would it be
> > possible to get the zero assembler support as a patch against the
> > current OpenJDK 7 sources or could you point out the relevant
> > parts of the Iced Tea source?
> There is a zero forest here http://hg.openjdk.java.net/ .  Is this
> the official source?  Or is it mostly maintained within the IcedTea
> project?

There's nothing in that particular forest at the moment.  The plan is
for Zero to be developed there eventually, but right now you can't
build Zero without IcedTea, so Zero development happens in the
IcedTea6 repo, http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea6.  That's
not much use to you guys, but as Andrew Hughes said, IcedTea6 is
periodically merged into the IcedTea7 repository, 
http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea, which can be built from
the BSD forest by using ./configure --with-project=bsd.
That would be your best bet.



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