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Re: JDK 1.1 advantage?

From: Chris Tomlinson <C.Tomlinson@rosette.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 08:27:07 -0600
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To: Joel.Crisp@bristol.ac.uk, www-jigsaw@w3.org
At 09:14 AM 3/10/97 +0000, Joel.Crisp@bristol.ac.uk wrote:
>On 10 Mar, Anselm Baird_Smith wrote:
>> Dmitriy Kruglyak writes:
>>  > I'd like to know whether the next release of Jigsaw will take
>>  > advantage of the new features in JDK 1.1 and whether the 
>>  > compatibility with JDK 1.02 will be maintained (or there will
>>  > be a double release?). I guess one of the greatest features 
>>  > of the new JDK is highly enhanced performance for both JVM
>>  > and compiler. It would be interesting to see benchmarks of
>>  > Jigsaw on JDK 1.1 against Jigsaw on JDK 1.02 and other web 
>>  > servers.
>> 1.0alpha5 will compile/run under 1.1 (not taking advantage of it
>> fully, though)
>> My plan was for next release to be totally 1.1, I had hopes that by
>> next June, all Java VM would have been 1.1. As this doesn't seem to ne
>> realistic, I might, as you say have to do two releases (a tough job
>> :-(
>> If you have strong feelings against a Java 1.1 only release in June,
>> let me know,
>> Anselm.
>To my mind, this depends on the release of the LINUX JDK 1.1. The 
>dev kit is available for SOLARIS, and I am using an early SGI port,
>which seems to be fine. Add linux support to this, and you have ix86,
>ALPHA and ARM coverage as well. This would indicate to me that there is
>little reason to use the JDK 1.02. Given also that in the early days
>JDK 1.02 was also seriously platform limited, these platforms do not
>seem to be an unreasonable assumption for what people are actually

Also the IBM AIX 1.1 beta is out and I seem to recall that the DEC OSF/1 is
also out.

Christine Tomlinson
Received on Monday, 10 March 1997 09:27:19 UTC

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