Java binaries available soon!

Greg Lewis glewis at
Thu Mar 30 20:05:45 UTC 2006

On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 11:54:19AM +0300, Panagiotis Astithas wrote:
> Greg Lewis wrote:
> >On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 03:39:08PM -0500, Garance A Drosehn wrote:
> >>At 1:02 PM -0700 3/29/06, Deb Goodkin wrote:
> >>>Dear Java Community,
> >>>
> >>>We've been receiving a lot of inquiries on when the Java
> >>>binaries will be available. I wanted to let people know
> >>>that we will be releasing them by April 5 and hopefully
> >>>sooner. ...
> >>This is very good to hear!  Thanks.
> >>
> >>What hardware platforms will these be available for?
> >>i386 only?  Maybe amd64 too?  any others?
> >
> >Initially i386 only.  Notionally we could do amd64, but its a matter of
> >funding and equipment to do so.  Other platforms haven't been ported to.
> Which reminds me that since class data sharing works in these 
> combinations (6.x/i386, 5.x/i386), it should probably be enabled by 
> default in the certified binaries.

I just reread my response to this and thought that it sounded a little
curt, when it was not meant to be.  Sorry about that.

It is too late to include the shared class data in these binaries, but
its an excellent suggestion that we should definitely put into any
updated packages that we end up doing.

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