Is anyone able to build on Win 7
erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Fri Mar 9 00:51:31 PST 2012
This sounds very interesting. I have no experience with MinGW/MSYS, but
will most definitely start looking into it asap and see how hard it
would be to get the new build compatible with it.
On 2012-03-08 19:00, Volker Simonis wrote:
> This thread will probably never end (Windows 2046 :)
> So I did more test......
> - I wanted to compare with MKS and the first thing I hit on was a bug
> in MKS's 9.4 version
> of cpio ("CFS# 32408--- cpio can not handle files which are
> ReadOnly"). And it's expensive
> and installation and license handling is PITA if you use several
> virtual machiines..
> - Still couldn't find the reason why the build hangs with Cygwin 1.7.10
> Finally I decided to try something new - MinGW/MSYS.
> And indeed - it worked, it's nearly as fast as MKS, it can use the
> default make which comes
> with the MinGW/Installation. Read the glory details at:
> Please feel free to test, review and (hopfully) submit it.
> The changes are intentionally against the old, "traditional" build system to fix
> the mentioned Cygwin problems and simplify the Windows build just now.
> As next steps I see the following points:
> - integrate MinGW/MSYS with the new build system
> - completely remove nmake from the HotSpot build and use prallel GNU make
> like on Linux (I know this works and that it's faster - just have to
> build a OpenJDK patch)
> Any comments?
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