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Re: Alternative java/JVM working on armel/powerpc?

I likewise can give SSH access to a ppc64 machine (PowerMac G5 7,3)
running Debian 7.5.

On 07/10/2014 02:51 PM, Ruben Vandeginste wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 4:13 AM, Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>
> wrote:
>> I would like to run some programs that require a JVM on
>> "alternative" platforms, like armel/powerpc (these are arches for
>> which I have hardware running Debian, but others might also be of
>> interest).  (Please, feel free to cross-post this message to
>> other ports, if you deem this to be relevant.)
>> But anything related to Java is too slow on such architectures
>> with the default, unoptimized Zero JVM and I'm having some
>> problems while trying to use other JVM implementations that we
>> have in the archive.
> Hello,
> It's been a while, but I did test cacao and jamvm before as better
> alternatives to the default Zero jvm. My conclusion back then was
> that they're not really practically usable except for test or toy
> programs.
> Even longer ago, I did use the IBM jdk 6 on powerpc and that one
> was actually usable. This one would most likely still have the best
> performance of the available jdks on powerpc. Version 7 of the jdk
> is available, but it does not seem to work on Apple hardware (G4).
> Regarding arm hardware, there is an embedded jvm available from
> Oracle, thanks to the popularity of the Raspberry Pi. I did not
> test that one however.
> Either way, I gave up on using java on my powerpc laptop. It is
> simply too slow to do any useful programming in java with it. I
> think that clojure and scala will be even slower.
> kind regards, Ruben

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