[kaffe] Kaffe on ppc (Slackintosh Linux 2.6.x)
konqueror at gmx.de
Thu Jun 29 10:08:53 PDT 2006
On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 06:34:09PM +0200, gioco wrote:
> Thank you for the report.
> I think that kaffe on Linux ppc would be a good thing, because Sun's VM
> is not avaible. I'm coding some Swing applications and I would like to
> run them on Linux ppc, too. Is there a way to do this?
> I like gcj, but it lacks on Swing support.
> I'm also interested in SWT, and I'm thinking about a migration from
> Swing to SWT, but it could be a really long work.
GCJ 4.1.1 has afaik mostly the same Swing support then kaffe has. If you
need some thing more recent use GNU classpath directly with some VM like
jamvm or cacao. The problem with kaffe is that that it has so loooooong
release cycles (Dalibor: *hint* *hint* *hint*).
> Mike Drozdick wrote:
> >I feel your pain.
> >I had similar problems with a simple HelloWorld program:
> >- Compiled & run on CentOS 4.3 Linux
> > Runs OK.
> >- Compiled and run on Fedora Core 5 (tried 32 and 64 bit OS)
> > Segmentation Fault
> >- Cross-Compiled under Fedora 5 Linux for ARM target
> > Segmentation fault when run on target
> >Note: Similar problem building native AND cross-compiling!
> >I spent a little time investigating with GDB.
> >I think the problem has to do with Threads.
> >The SegFault occurs in gc_small_block().
> >The stack trace leading to the SegFault is:
> > initialiseKaffe
> > initNativeThreads
> > trace in here and it's easy to see where it SegFaults
> >I tried rebuilding and running with internal Kaffe threads.
> >Same result -- SegFault.
> >Looking at the code, nothing obvious jumped out at me.
> >I tried many MANY configure permutations (e.g. --with-engine=intrp).
> >I also tried MANY older releases of Kaffe.
> >Same result.
> >It worked fine with my CentOS (e.g. RedHat) setup, so...
> >I think there is probably something very simple in the
> >Linux environment that will make Kaffe work.
> >Unfortunately, I couldn't find what it is, nor could I
> >get the answer anywhere I looked.
> >I read the claims that Kaffe has been deployed successfully
> >in many environments.
> >I was looking for something that would just work, without my having
> >to learn ever piece of code in the package.
> >I spent 12 days wrestling with Kaffe, with no useful results.
> >I think Kaffe lacks the critical mass of maturity and support
> >to make if viable for anything beyond a hobby-project.
> >(Look at the huge time between release dates...)
> >Would still like to hear the solution, if anyone finds it.
> >In the meantime, I'm moving on to:
> > JamVM (very current, frequent releases, well documented)
> > or gcj (like a rock, used in Linksys router).
> Chiacchiera con i tuoi amici in tempo reale!
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