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  1. That's a question to the authors of the specification. Use / and REM instead of DIV and MOD if the divisor can be negative.
  2. Problem is, Oracle does not provide the CACERTS file to its Java licensees. Each JVM vendor has to enter into certificate redistribution agreements with all CAs separately. Thanks for pointing our attention to the problem.
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    Excelsior JET 15 Released

    Version 15 introduces incremental compilation for AMD64 targets and improves application performance and scalability across all platforms. Download now or learn more
  4. snowman

    Unable to get Redirection to work.

    If you reinstall XDS, can you compile the samples that come with it?
  5. Version 14 will feature more application performance improvements, plus support for latest Eclipse RCP and Apache Tomcat. Head over to https://www.excelsiorjet.com/beta to grab the beta.
  6. Excelsior JET 11.3 Maintenance Pack 1 (MP1) fixes a few customer issues and adds support for Java SE 8 Update 121. If you are a paying customer of Excelsior JET 11.3 or have a free personal Standard Edition license, but the download instructions for MP1 are neither in your inbox nor in the junk mail box, request them from our Support Dept. at support@excelsior-usa.com. If you are evaluating Excelsior JET 11.3, you can proceed to download Excelsior JET 11.3 MP1 now.
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    Exception Occurred During Initialization

    Did you receive your 11.3 upgrade?
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    compilation and packaging automation

    Better late than never: https://github.com/excelsior-oss/excelsior-jet-maven-plugin
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    Compilation and Packaging with Maven

    We now have an official Maven plugin: https://github.com/excelsior-oss/excelsior-jet-maven-plugin
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    Absolutely No clue

    For Reflection and JNI to work, only the names of classes, methods, and fields are needed, not the bytecode. It is perfectly possible in many cases to compile the entire Java app to native code and ship it without the original class files. That said, there are libraries and APIs that are designed to work with bytecode or rely on the presence of bytecode at runtime. One notable example of the latter are the security providers. Refer to the following Excelsior JET Knowledge Base article for details: HOWTO: Compile an application that uses a security provider The log files emitted by the Excelsior JET compiler contains full information about which classes it compiled.
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    Is is possible to protect rt.jar?

    Please elaborate on the steps to reproduce this. If you compile and package your app with default settings, rt.jar is not used at all and should not be packaged for distribution. When you enable the Global Optimizer, rt.jar will only contain those standard Java library classes that were not precompiled, so most, if not all, of those classes are not actually used by your app.
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    Excelsior JET 11 Enters Beta

    Excelsior JET 11 beta 1 is available for three platforms: Windows/x86, OS X, and Linux/x64. Windows/x64 and Linux/x86 support is in the works. Notable changes compared to version 10.5: Java SE 8 and JavaFX 8 support Details and downloads
  13. Excelsior JET actually had such technology since the second public beta and up to and until version 3.7. It was called JetPerfect, and it enabled you to cram an SWT app onto a 1.44MB floppy disk. But there were two big problems with it: It was extremely fragile - any use of reflection or JNI at run-time could break things completely. One client compiled their SWT app on a system where the mouse had no wheel, and it blew up on its client's systems when SWT tried to load the respective class dynamically. It was illegal - the Java SE license did not permit subsetting the API. (It still does not, with the exception of Compact Profiles introduced in Java 8, but, of course, today you can just take OpenJDK and throw away whatever you want.) That's why we dropped JetPerfect from version 4.0, which was the first certified Java Compatible. But even if there were no legal issues, the wheel-less mouse incident alone would have been enough to trigger the decision.
  14. A number of old tests get a new life every time we add support for another target architecture or platform. Here comes a fresh record from our labs: Main Thread Lives Two Lives
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    Java Accessibility Support

    Sorry, these forums are not monitored daily. The best way to ensure a fast response is to reach out to the Excelsior JET engineering team directly by email at java@excelsior-usa.com. I also apologize if we left an impression that it is necessary to purchase a license to receive any support. We do provide support during the evaluation period, but we had public holidays on Nov 3-4, and are now working through a backlog, so please bear with us. Finally, rest assured you will receive a full refund if we fail to resolve the issue you've encountered.
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