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Re: gcj/java status

On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 09:53:37AM +0000, Andrew Haley wrote:
>  > > Going back to gcj-4.0 for arm could be an alternative, at least simple
>  > > programs did compile to native code and run sucessfully. The testsuite
>  > > in 4.0 shows over 100 test failures, in 4.1 over 700. Reverting back
>  > > to 4.0 for arm would mean to use an older java-gcj-compat for arm as
>  > > well. Another alternative would be to replace the gcj runtime with
>  > > kaffe, using patches from upstream CVS (suggested by Dalibor Topic).

>  > > For etch, I currently don't have the time and hardware resource to
>  > > spend work on arm.

>  > Could Andrew be correct that this is a sign of an improved testsuite,
>  > not a regression in the functionality for arm?

>  > A build failure on arm is also the only thing keeping this updated version
>  > of gcj-4.1 from being hinted into testing, though that seems to have been an
>  > OOD error on the buildd; given back now.

> Is no-one interested in actually fixing this?  We could, for the first
> time, get gcj running properly on ARM.

I would love to see that happen, but I'm not an ARM porter and don't have
access to an appropriate ARM development environment that would let me work
on this; so in the absence of any movement in this area, I still need to
know what Debian is going to do with gcj on ARM for the upcoming etch

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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