Revive support for SPARC V8

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at
Mon Jan 28 23:23:30 UTC 2019

Hi Tiago,

Please see - I think the reality is
that a significant organization would need to commit real engineering time
to support this platform for the long haul.  If your organisation is able
to do so then you may wish to start the work and then propose a porting
project or a JEP as appropriate.


On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 at 10:00, Tiago Nogueira <tiago.nogueira at>

> Hello,
> I'm new to the mailing list, and i just hope this is the right place to
> bring this up.
> Support for SPARC V8 was removed in 2013 (see
> The argument at the
> time was that SPARC V8 hardware was not used any more (see
> Well, it turns out that the the space industry has finally caught up, and
> the new generation of radiation hardened SoCs, at least in Europe, will be
> based on SPARC V8 (see
> What would be the effort to revive support for SPARC V8? I think this
> would be a great opportunity to get Java running on rad-hard hardware in
> low Earth orbit and beyond...
> Thanks
> Tiago
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