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Re: Bug#965342: openjdk-15: Please update build configuration for sparc64

On 7/20/20 2:20 AM, Rick Leir wrote:
> But Hotspot supported the previous version of OpenJDK. Is version 15 Hotspot not supported because
> changes are known to be needed, or just because the maintainers don't have the time to test it on SPARC?

Native Hotspot support for SPARC was removed by Oracle because they have decided to pull
out of the SPARC business. As you may have heard, they let go the majority of their
SPARC engineers in 2018.

The other OpenJDK developers told me, they could have kept the SPARC port if I had
volunteered to maintain it (as I'm also a member of OpenJDK upstream). But that
would have been a lot of work as they are planning to make a lot of intrusive changes
to OpenJDK in the coming years.

> As you say it is sad. Java and SPARC are the SW/HW claims to fame of the Sun Corp.
That is now history, unfortunately.


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