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Java SE 6uN-b11 Linux 64-bit download?

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zakule
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I've found the latest Java SE 6uN build installer for MS Windows but I can't find a link to a Linux version (specifically I'm after an AMD64/EMT64 version).

PS: does the "next generation plugin" work natively for 64-bit architectures yet? If so I strongly suggest someone from Sun posts a comment to this effect on the bug page for the number one requested enhancement: http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=4802695

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kbr
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Unfortunately the Java SE deployment workspace is not yet open source, although we are trying to figure out how to do this as quickly as possible without disrupting our development flow. Progress on this will be made soon as development begins to wind down on 6u10.

zakule
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This is excellent news. It sounds like 6u10 will deliver the desktop Java experience I've been waiting for! Thanks for all the hard work you and the other devs have put in to make this possible.

kbr
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You can find the installers for other platforms here: http://download.java.net/jdk6/ . The new plug-in is currently supported on 32-bit Linux. The 32-bit version of the plug-in should work fine with a 32-bit browser on your 64-bit distribution.

The new plug-in hasn't yet been ported to 64-bit architectures, but doing so should be nearly trivial, as it contains very little native / JNI code. We are planning to do the initial port soon, but due to "process" reasons (lots of code change to the overall workspace, potential for destabilization) we are not planning to do this for 6u10, but instead for the follow-on update, 6u11. If you have any comments or concerns about this feel free to post them here.

zakule
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Hi kbr,

Thanks for the reply. I can find installers for 6u10-b11 ... is this the same as 6uN-b11? (I'm eager to test the "early-access" version with GPU acceleration).

Heartening to hear that a native 64-bit plugin is on it's way! I'm not sure if I would equate "trivial" with "lots of code change/potential for destabilisation" though! Is development done in the open ... i.e. can I find the source somewhere? I'm sure others would gladly pitch in to help with the port and with extensive testing if it was made a community project.

trembovetski
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Joined: 2003-12-31

6uN == 6u10 (for now)