[Fwd: Boot cycle builds]

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Mon Oct 26 20:05:03 UTC 2009

2009/10/26 Kelly O'Hair <Kelly.Ohair at sun.com>:
> FYI...
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Boot cycle builds
> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:21:22 -0700
> From: Kelly O'Hair <Kelly.Ohair at Sun.COM>
> To: jdk7-gk at openjdk.java.net
> Heads up...
> As soon as we can do a jdk7 boot cycle build again, I plan on changing
> the default build to include a boot cycle build
> (where the jdk7 image is built, then used as the boot jdk to build
> it again).
> I consider it critical that boot cycle builds work, and I see
> no other course than requiring it as part of a default jdk7 build.
> It can be turned off with SKIP_BOOT_CYCLE=true, but I hope the
> integrators and everyone will be careful when it is turned off.
> Depending on your build situation, this could add 20-30 minutes
> (maybe more) to your jdk7 build, which is painful I know, but
> so is finding out that the jdk you just built doesn't work.
> Comments are welcome.
> -kto

IcedTea does just this for a full bootstrap (the default) and it would
be good to see the Sun developers applying the same level of testing
to their builds.

I would ask that we wait until the end of the current milestone (this
week I believe) before adding this though.
Andrew :-)

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