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Re: Java has gone public sources - once again.
From: Sergey Tikhonov (tsvsolvo.ru)
Date: Tue Nov 14 2006 - 08:51:31 CST
U. George wrote:
> Sun is now trying to release their JAVA sources under a GPL license.
> The full release wont happen till beginning of 2007.
> Is there any interest in a java for an Alpha machine?
> This time, under these circumstances, Sun wont be able to pull the rug
> from under the porting project. Nor will they be able to stop the
> distribution of binaries for a particular architecture. But since they
> havent said exactly whats not included, I cant tell how complete the
> port will be.
> Nor will I be able to say how fast 'hotspot' will be. Netbeans, an
> IDE, is getting so that a ( i386 with ) 1ghz, with 1gig of memory
> appears to be at the low end of usefullness. Dec/Compaq/HP really does
> not seem to want to continue the alpha line.
Well, there is gcj that runs on Alpha. It does support compilation into
native ints with all optimizations that gcc has.
So, there is java on alpha, but it seems that there is no much interest. :(
> Just askin right now.
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