Feedback request: OpenJDK Community Innovator's Challenge Grants
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Sat Jan 5 18:49:04 PST 2008
On 06/01/2008, Arnd-Hendrik Mathias <arnd-hendrik.mathias at nefkom.net> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Ray Gans wrote:
> - What kind of projects do you think would be valuable to the OpenJDK
> Personally, I'd love to see the OpenJDK build environment get rid of the
> dependencies stuff like
> - pre-installed bootstrap JDK
> - binary plugs
> - ANT (again depending on a pre-installed JDK)
> (...sure, the rest of the "usual" make/build/... tools can remain... ;°)
> Aiming at an OpenJDK capable to be grabbed as tarball and be built from
> scratch on a new system.
> Best regards
Have you looked at IcedTea? (http://icedtea.classpath.org)
It at least gets rid of the binary plugs issue and goes a long way to making
the build process usable. Hopefully Sun will integrate these changes at
some point. The issue of having a Java VM+class library already will remain
a problem because there are no non-Java compilers any more (for 1.5 on).
It's pretty much Sun's or the Eclipse compiler, both of which are written in
Java, so you need a Java VM + class library to run them. I'd love to see
Ant disappear as a requirement, but Sun are moving in the opposite direction
(using the Ant build for langtools, etc. was introduced in b21). If it
could be built using the autotools like most FOSS projects, that would be
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