Confused about Windows build
philip.race at oracle.com
Wed Oct 26 11:43:14 PDT 2011
Ulf started this by asking about openjdk 6 which does need VS2003.
It doesn't support VS2010 .. and JDK 7 and 8 already build with VS2010
and have done so for well over a year. No need to use that forest, just
On 10/26/2011 9:34 AM, Fredrik Öhrström wrote:
> 2011/10/17 Ulf Zibis<Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de>:
>> So do I really need to buy a VS 2003, or is there some "workaround" with the
>> Platform SDK on Windows XP?
> You might be interested in the build-infra/jdk7 forest.
> I just posted this to build-infra-dev
> It builds on WindowsXP, using Visual Studio 2010 Express (free edition).
> 1) Install Visual Studio.
> 2) Install cygwin + devel + zip and any other thing the configure
> script might complain about.'
> 3) Install freetype from
> http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/freetype.htm and copy
> libfreetype.dll.a into the more useful name freetype.dll
> It usually installs in: /cygdrive/c/Program\ Files/GnuWin32
> 4) From the cygwin shell
> ./configure --with-jvm-variant=server --disable-javac-multi-core
> --disable-javac-deps --disable-javac-server
> --with-freetype=/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files/GnuWin32
> 5) make
> 6) ./build/windows-i586-server-release/jdk/bin/javac Test.java
> ./build/windows-i586-server-release/jdk/bin/java Test
> Anyone cares to test?
> However jconsole does not work. As probably any other graphical
> program. I know some parts that are still missing. :-) Will fix that.
> If you forget to do the disables above, then the build will be much
> much slower because of a bug that forces a 2 minute timeout after each
> repository. To be fixed.
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