Haley: We're doing an ARM64 OpenJDK port!
[Development] Posted Oct 25, 2012 21:42 UTC (Thu) by jake
We're a bit late in noticing, but Andrew Haley has announced plans to develop a free Java for 64-bit ARM systems. "There are two versions of HotSpot, the VM that OpenJDK uses, for the
current (32-bit) ARM. The one written and owned by Oracle is
proprietary, and the other (written for ARM) is free. The proprietary
VM performs better than the free one. The latter uses a lightweight
small-footprint just-in-time compiler that can't compete with the
might of Oracle's JIT. We really don't want this situation for A64,
so we're writing a port that will be entirely free software. We'll
submit this as an OpenJDK project, and we hope that others will join
us in the work."
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