install locations for OpenJDK 7...
ray at ganymede.org
Sun Dec 13 16:04:09 PST 2009
After I moved (and added to) Landon's instructions for building
OpenJDK 7 on Mac OS X 10.5 (http://wikis.sun.com/display/OpenJDK/Darwin9Build
), I moved the "install this version as current" info to another page.
Right now, this is at http://wikis.sun.com/display/OpenJDK/Switching+Java+Versions+on+Mac+OS+X
Is there any interest in packaging the OpenJDK 7 binaries into a real
Mac OS X-compatible location? One can put them somewhere under /usr
and make sure that /usr/bin/java points to the right version and this
is good for server-ish things, but there may be reasons to install the
OpenJDK 7 binaries under /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/
Versions/. There is a whole other kind of directory structure under
there. I believe that if we want to have regular Cocoa applications
that use java to use the OpenJDK 7 VM, it would have to be installed
in the JavaVM.framework....
Or do we care? Or has this been slated to be done at some future time?
Now that I got past my build issues, I looked at the info about
running tests. I can see what might be needed to run jtreg. Ha ha.
Yeah. Like anyone would want to sign up for that....
Perhaps there are bsdport-specific tools for invoking whatever tests
can be run? Yes? No?
Well, anyway, now I have the JDK built. I can experiment with my
server-based frameworks. But if there is any kind of path to assist
testing on Mac OS X, I would be interested in hearing about it. And I
would not be surprised if there is some info that can go to the wiki.
cheers - ray
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