Oracle will disc.. Itanium

Andrew Haley aph at
Wed Apr 27 08:39:17 UTC 2011

On 28/03/11 16:38, Volker Simonis wrote:
> Just for clarification (and in response to your last messages on the
> "OpenJDK for Virtualization"-thread):
> - OpenJDK doesn't currently support Itanium in any way (and it would
> be not trivial to add Itanium support from scratch)
> - IcedTea ( once build and
> run on Itanium, but there's evidence that that's not the case anymore:
> see Notice that this
> was an Interpreter only version based on Gary Bensons Zero-port of the
> the OpenJDK. As this project was sponsored by RedHad and RedHad
> dropped Itanium support you probably don't have to be a visionary to
> predict its future.

"Red Hat", please.

Zero is portable C++.  All it takes is someone who actually has an
Itanium box to fix the bugs; if no-one who cares has an Itanium box
then it doesn't matter anyway.


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