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Red Hat Devs Working On ARM64 OpenJDK Port 63

hypnosec writes "Developers over at Red Hat are busy porting OpenJDK to ARM's latest 64-bit architecture — the ARMv8, also known as the AArch64. The current OpenJDK ARM situation is rather unsatisfactory: for the current 32-bit ARM processors, there are two versions of the HotSpot JVM for OpenJDK — Oracle's proprietary JIT, and a less sophisticated free JIT that performs poorly in comparison. To avoid a similar situation for the 64-bit platform, the developers are working on an entirely Free Software port of HotSpot to 64-bit ARM."
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Red Hat Devs Working On ARM64 OpenJDK Port

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  • Re:Great idea (Score:4, Insightful)

    by dreamchaser ( 49529 ) on Thursday October 25, 2012 @08:08PM (#41772449) Homepage Journal

    Why would I want Java shit eating up my iPhone battery?

    Good point, since because of deliberate designed obsolescence you can't replace it or carry a spare. A lot of people might want to run Java applications on their phones. A lot of those people have the option to carry spare batteries or, heaven forbid, get an extended life battery. Pity that Apple doesn't allow that on their iShiny devices.

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