Support for Netscape/Mozilla plug-in on Linux AMD64 native platform

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Mon Oct 29 16:58:22 UTC 2007

On 10/29/07, Dalibor Topic <robilad at> wrote:
> Kurt Miller wrote:
> > On Monday 29 October 2007 8:51:11 am Massimo Perga wrote:
> >
> >> Hello All,
> >>   I'm writing here to know what's the best process to follow in order to
> >> have more informations on such a plug-in. I'm not requesting it... rather,
> >> I'm *offering* to port the current 32-bit Linux version to a native 64-bit
> >> version. To accomplish this task, which is the project that takes care of
> >> such a plug-in ? Otherwise, have I to request a new project ?
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance,
> >> Regards,
> >>   Max
> >>
> >
> > Myself and Jung-uk Kim have completed making the plugin 64-bit
> > clean for the 1.6 JRL licensed plugin. You can find our work in patchset
> > 2 for BSD:
> >
> >
> >
> On an unrelated note, would it make sense to create infrastructure for
> the porting projects inside OpenJDK? I am wondering if we shouldn't
> create an official 'porters' group, with projects for ports to *BSD, etc.
> While Sun may not be interested in merging in all such ports into the
> main OpenJDK tree, it could be useful to have the patch sets maintained
> centrally as part of the OpenJDK infrastructure. The distributed mercurial
> setup could give us that liberty, I think.

This sounds like a very usefull thing to do, especially to avoid
multiple ports for the same platform. In reality there will be
(hopefully) quite a lot of ports and it will be probably unavoidable
that multiple ports for a single platform will emerge. (Imagine for
example two companies contributing their ports for the same platform
which they also distribute under a second, closed licence. So it will
be impossible for these companies, to integrate code from the OpenJDK
project into their private version.)

However a porting group will definitely be a very good place to
discuss and to coordinate the different ports.


PS: perhaps it would make sense to start a new thread for this topic
as it has nothing more to do with Mozilla plugins for AMD64?

> cheers,
> dalibor topic

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