Sun's lack of 64-bit Java plugin (was Re: Ten Reasons To *NOT* Use ZFS)

James Ralston qralston+ml.redhat-fedora at
Mon Jun 26 17:21:40 UTC 2006

On 2006-06-22 at 03:34+01 Keith G Robertson-Turner <fedora-gmane.00002 at> wrote:

> 64 bit architectures have been around for years, and are in fact
> virtually mainstream these days, and yet Sun (having released a 64
> bit version of Java) have yet to release a 64 bit Mozilla plugin for
> it, to enable Java Applets on Gecko based browsers.

What leads you to believe that the lack of a 64-bit Java plugin is
financially motivated, and not the result of technical difficulties?

> The Linux AMD64 self-extracting file of Sun Java JDK
> (jdk-1_5_0_07-linux-amd64.bin) is some 41.76 MB ... the missing
> plugin ( is only *77 bytes* !!!

Surely you aren't asserting that the effort required to port 32-bit
code to 64-bit is directly proportional to the size of the resulting
object file?

Thanks to Microsoft, the final authority to decide who is allowed to
be on the Internet rests with those who control the teeming hordes of
zombie PCs.  Fundamentally, the Internet is controlled by terrorists.

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