new build "Cheat sheet" question.
mike.duigou at oracle.com
Thu Apr 12 13:47:50 PDT 2012
On Apr 12 2012, at 12:51 , Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> In particular, it would be good to have a VERY PROMINENT section about how you suggest that JDK developers use the new build system as part of their daily activities, which typically do not involve using a full forest.
This is pretty key. I've yet to meet two OpenJDK developers using the same daily development process. This is mostly an artifact that all of their process recipes are largely self created. Then people stick with what "works" and introduce process change only when their current process stops working. Maintaining (which means updating them occasionally) a set of recipes that reflect suggested usage as part of the build documentation would be very useful.
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