|Oct 13, 2010|
This document summarizes the functionality and issues of Java SE for Embedded 6. Java SE for Embedded 6 update 21 is based on the Java Platform 6 Update 21, Standard Edition (Java SE 6 Update 21) and provides specific features and support for embedded systems.
To ensure that you have the most recent updates of the technical documents for Java SE for Embedded, check the latest versions on the Java SE for Embedded Product Documentation web site.
This release of Java SE for Embedded 6 was tested on Linux for ARM, Power Architecture and x86 systems. The requirements of these systems are specified at Java SE for Embedded System Requirements. For ARM, testing was done on the v5, v6 and v7 architectures. Power Architecture systems based on e600 core and e500v2 core architectures were tested. Headless mode was tested on all systems; headful mode was tested on ARM v7.
Some of the information in this document describes support or issues concerning graphics, window managers, audio, and so forth, and therefore only applies to the ARM v7 headful release.
Java SE for Embedded 6u21 represents a major step in syncing the JRE for the embedded Linux platforms on ARM, Power Architecture and x86 with the latest release of Java SE. The changes in this release compared with previous releases of Java SE for Embedded depend on the platform. For Power Architecture and x86, the previous Java SE for Embedded release was based on Java SE 5u10; for ARM, the previous Java SE for Embedded release was based on Java SE 6u10.
The Java SE for Embedded 6u21 release adds the following:
Bug Database - In most cases, the bug ID number for each bug fixed is a link to the detailed bug report on the Bug Database (Bug Parade) web site. Bug Database enables you to file your own bug reports, add comments to existing bug reports, and vote for the bugs you consider most important.
The following table lists the bug fixes in Java SE for Embedded 6 Update 21.
|6936715||java||embedded||Linux-arm: Hotspot disassembler (hsdis) does not run on linux ARM|
|6959045||java||embedded||Java embedded hotspot sources do not pass jcheck|
|6965902||java||embedded||vm.parallel_class_loading suite fails a lot|
|6958518||java||embedded||Optimize IfOp chains when possible in C1 CEE optimization phase|
|6958521||java||embedded||ARM: optimize conditional moves which do not change the value of a register in one of the cases|
|6958524||java||embedded||ARM: optimize integer division by power of two constants|
|6941720||java||embedded||linux-ppc: long shift assumes all input and output registers are not the same|
|6944160||java||embedded||linux-ppc: support for e500|
|6941728||java||embedded||linux-ppc: give R11 and R12 back to the c1 register allocator|
|6922033||java||embedded||JavaSE for Embedded 5.0 for PowerPC crashes in FullGC|
|6922039||java||embedded||Disabling biased-locking based on ARM architecture needs to be done before main VM thread creation|
|6959440||java||embedded||linux-ppc: e500 fails scimark.fft.large in -XMixed mode|
|6870489||java||embedded||linux-arm: intermitting Error: ShouldNotReachHere() (sharedRuntime.cpp:355)|
|6920946||java||embedded||linux-arm: implement BiasedLocking for ARM port|
|6971741||java||embedded||linux-ppc: fix for CR6961329 breaks debug build|
|6972971||java||embedded||linux-arm: VFP JIT compiler needs to support register indexed floating point store/load|
|6973859||java||embedded||vm JDWP test on Exit command failed ("Debugee has not been terminated by request")|
|6973139||java||embedded||PPC: ReserveCodeCacheSize value shall be increased|
Java SE for Embedded derives from Java SE. It can support the same platforms and functionality as Java SE. In addition, Java SE for Embedded provides specific features and support for the embedded market. The embedded-specific features and support include additional platforms, small footprint JREs (optional files removed), headless configurations, and memory optimizations.
All Java SE for Embedded offerings are Java SE compliant.
Java SE for Embedded provides only the 32-bit "client" version of the Java virtual machine; the 64-bit version is not supported, and using the
-server option has no effect.
For more information on functionality that is generally common to both Standard Java SE 6 and Java SE for Embedded 6, including the Java language, HotSpot VM, Libraries and Tools, see the Java SE Documentation.
See also the Java SE 6 Release Notes for release information on the Java SE 6 platform.
For more information on functionality that is specific to Java SE for Embedded 6, see SE Functionality Specific for Embedded.
The headful version of Java SE for Embedded 6 on ARM v6/v7 supports the Java™ Plug-in technology. We have verified that it works with the CoolFox web browser; it likely works with the FireFox web browser (on which CoolFox is based) as well. Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine version 1.9.0 FCS or later is required. Non-Mozilla web browsers, including the WebKit rendering engine (used in some non-Mozilla web browsers), are not supported at the time of this writing.
It is important to realize that a symbolic link needs to be created in order to get the Java Plug-in to work. This link points from the browser's
plugins directory to the Java Plug-in shared library included in the JRE and it can be created with the following command from a shell:
ln -s <JAVA_HOME>/lib/arm/libnpjp2.so <MOZILLA_DIR>/plugins/libnpjp2.so
In the above command,
<JAVA_HOME> represents the directory where you installed the headful Java SE for Embedded 6 bundle (for example,
<MOZILLA_DIR> represents the directory where you installed your web browser (for example,
For any inquiries related to the Java SE for Embedded product, whether technical (for example, any problems or bugs encountered) or non-technical (for example, questions or issues related to licensing), please contact the Java SE for Embedded team.
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