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Date:      Thu, 12 Jul 2001 16:37:32 +0930
From:      Greg Lewis <glewis@eyesbeyond.com>
To:        Panagiotis Astithas <past@netmode.ntua.gr>
Cc:        Greg Lewis <glewis@eyesbeyond.com>, freebsd-java@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Threads in Java on a variety of platforms
Message-ID:  <20010712163732.A94266@misty.eyesbeyond.com>
In-Reply-To: <20010711151641.C50527@netmode.ece.ntua.gr>; from past@netmode.ntua.gr on Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 03:16:41PM +0300
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On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 03:16:41PM +0300, Panagiotis Astithas wrote:
> Are you close to a pre-alpha patchset release? I would like to invest some time 
> into the porting effort, but I would like to avoid reinventing the wheel if
> possible :-).

Well...to do a kind of mini-status report:

The JDK compiles with the classic VM and green threads.  However, java
is crashing and burning on any Swing type app and appletviewer is acting
similarly.  It might be something in the X code, but javadoc exhibits
the same behaviour if I try and build the release images (and I noticed
it doesn't reference libawt on the core dump in gdb).  By the same
token, javac, javah and jar perform without any problems during the
build process, so much of the code is probably correct.

I guess you'd call that pre-alpha :).  I would like to release a patchset
if people are interested, but its definitely developer only.  I could
do with the help :).  If this is the way we go, something will probably 
come out on the weekend.

We're also reasonably close to getting some sort of native threads
support I think, thanks mainly to some contributions from Bill Huey.

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