[kaffe] Kaffe for AMD64

marc.miller at amd.com marc.miller at amd.com
Fri Mar 5 04:40:02 PST 2004

Greetings developers,

I am AMD's liaison to the world of open source software projects.  As you can see below, on the Debian list we were talking about Java options for AMD64 users and a developer suggested an AMD64 port of Kaffe might be the right thing to do.

We are still waiting for Mr. Topic, below, to apply for access to our virtual access lab (he is still welcome to apply), so I thought I would open the offer to a broader audience of interested persons.

For logistical reasons, we ask that only 3 to 4 enthusiastic and extremely interested developers apply for access.  We will supply remote access to a machine in the AMD Developer Center which contains some of our technology.  Developers need not pay AMD for this access.  Simply put, for open source projects that we think would be very compelling to have available for the AMD64 ISA, we are quite willing to make the appropriate equipment available.  This would be on a temporary basis to get the port going.  AMD can not promise to keep the machine reserved for Kaffe development indefinitely, but will make a best effort to keep it available as long as the work continues to show progress.  

Simply apply for access at http://www.developwithamd.com, and we'll get the paperwork going.  You may use my name as your alliance manager for purposes of this project.

I am not subscribed to this mailing list, so please include me directly if you have questions about this.

If Kaffe has already been ported to AMD64, then I apologize for wasting your time; from skimming through your mailing list archives and web site I simply couldn't tell.  Mr. Topic indicates that AMD64 support at least once existed in Kaffe, so our equipment could just as easily be used to verify that your most recent release runs well on a machine with a build of your choice.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

-----Original Message-----
From: Miller, Marc 
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 1:44 PM
To: 'Dalibor Topic'
Subject: RE: Blackdown java

Please point your browser to www.developwithamd.com and apply for virtual access to the AMD Developer Center.  We have machines you can use remotely to test your software.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dalibor Topic [mailto:robilad at kaffe.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 2:22 AM
To: Miller, Marc
Cc: bragan at raganit.com; debian-amd64 at lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Blackdown java

marc.miller at amd.com wrote:
> Check out 
> http://www.blackdown.org/java-linux/java2-status/jdk1.4-status.html.  It may not be part of the Debian distribution but that doesn't mean it's not available at all.  :)  I haven't tried installing it in the Debian AMD64/pure64 distro, though.

Kaffe had support for x86_64 for a while ;) But I don't know if it still 
works, since I don't have access to an amd64 box.

It'd be nice if someone could try kaffe 1.1.4 on amd64 and send me the 
compiler messages, failed regression tests etc.

dalibor topic

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