GNU/Linux SPARC port?

Landon Fuller landonf at
Sun Feb 3 22:32:12 PST 2008

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On Jan 24, 2008, at 6:19 AM, Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete DUTRA  

> Forgive me if this is a stupid person, I already Googled around and
> searched this mailing list and the build one.
> 	I have an user wanting to run her application on a Sun Ultra 25  
> with SV
> — only under GNU/Linux (Debian), not Solaris.  Problem is, her
> application was coded on Java 1.6 and OpenGL; the latest reference I
> found to Java on GNU/Linux SPARC was Blackdown 1.4.1, and even so I
> didn’t find a working mirror.
> 	Is there any running code, even if α quality?  I have already check  
> the
> build documentation, it does mention GNU/Linux x86 and AMD64 and  
> Solaris
> SPARC, x86 and AMD64, but no GNU/Linux SPARC.  Alternatively, is the
> porting effort trivial enough so a medium-skilled C or C++ programmer
> could do it in a few days?  If so, is there a porting guide?
> 	Please answer including me, as I am not subscribed to the list.


I implemented an initial port of Java 6 to FreeBSD/Sparc over the  
weekend, and wrote up my process here:

I'm also happy to answer any questions, and hopefully this can be of  
some assistance -- I expect Linux/Sparc to be similar in scope.

With any luck we'll get permission to merge the BSD code into OpenJDK.  
Unfortunately, the code is JRL licensed, and can't be directly  
incorporated into any OpenJDK work.

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