2nd and 3rd tier targets
jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Mon Nov 7 10:50:49 PST 2011
Right now, I imagine you're all busy on what I could describe as the
"1st tier" targets in the Makefiles -- simply being able to build JDK as
needed on all platforms.
I wonder if you've given thought to supporting and/or providing
additional interesting targets.
For example, I could imagine providing "2nd tier" targets which are of
interest to all, but which are not required as part of building JDK.
Running FindBugs or CheckStyle might come into this category. Then there
are targets specific to a component, which I call "3rd tier" targets.
For example, langtools/make/build.xml has a target to run a utility to
generate an HTML file containing examples of as many as possible of the
diagnostics that can be run by javac.
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