availability of sun.arch.abi

Sven Köhler sven.koehler at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 06:04:45 PDT 2013


In February Bob Vandette wrote that he would add sun.arch.abi to the set 
of system properties in order to distinguish between armel and armhf 
systems [1]. This seems to have been implemented in Java 8 [2]. So I 
hope, that all future Java 8 builds (Java SE, Java SE embedded) will 
provide sun.arch.abi on arm.

However, with the current version of Java SE embedded (7u45), 
sun.arch.abi does not seem to exist. Is there a chance that the changes 
to provide sun.arch.abi will be backported to Java 7?

I know, that there are other possibilities to check whether the JVM is 
armel/armhf [3], but I don't like the complexity of these solutions.


[2] http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=8005545
[3] https://jogamp.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=681

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