alpha port status

Greg Lewis glewis at
Tue Oct 4 14:03:27 PDT 2005

On Sun, Oct 02, 2005 at 03:13:13PM +0200, Csere Matyas wrote:
> im planning on installing fbsd on an alphaserver. the only thing that is 
> keeping me from giving it a try, is that i have no idea what java is 
> supported under it.
> which versions of java are available for the freebsd-alpha port?
> more specifically, i want to run jakarta tomcat 5, anyone done that on 
> this platform?

The only Java support on the Alpha that I know of is that Compaq released
a JDK for Linux at one point that run under Linux emulation.  I think it
was JDK 1.2.

We have some half-baked Alpha support in the JDK 1.3 sources, but it needs
someone to pick it up and finish it.

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