Wednesday May 07, 2008

Sun Studio Compilers on LINUX?

With the magic of Mercurial, you can see changesets, like this one: http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/jdk7/hotspot/rev/485d403e94e1. Which Serguei Spitsyn integrated recently.

But wait, what does this changeset actually mean? Sun Studio on Linux? Does that make sense? YES! It does and it's true. Mind you, it's just Hotspot that can be built with the Sun Studio compilers on Linux right now, but it's an important piece, the Hotspot C++ code is not a trivial pile of code to compile and optimize correctly. My hat is off to the Sun Studio team in making this all happen. What should be interesting now is how well the rest of the tools work like dbx and the analyzer/collector.

More can be read about the Sun Studio Linux Compilers at the Sun Studio Site.

Humm, I guess I'm now on the hook to see if the rest of the OpenJDK can be setup to build with Sun Studio on Linux.... Back to work...

-kto

P.S. No, we are not abandoning gcc/g++, just providing choices on how the OpenJDK can be built.

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