Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Fri Jun 15 13:21:29 PDT 2007
Since the release of the OpenJDK sources, I've been kind of looking at things
in a different way to most people (as is my want). Knowing I couldn't build
a Free JDK immediately (or even the sources Freely until recently), I tried
just building what I thought would be most immediately useful -- the tools.
Although we have some from Classpath, we don't always have them API-wise
(e.g. executing com.sun.tools.javah.Main rather than a 'javah' binary), some
of them aren't in the best position to be replacements at the moment (gjdoc
unfortunately) and some are just plain missing (apt is the one I ran into in
trying to build JikesRVM).
To cut a long story short, I've succeeded in cobbling together a small
autoconf build system that will pluck through the OpenJDK sources and build
them (just javac, javadoc, javah and apt so far, as a proof of concept -- but
more should be easy enough to add now the main work's done). It creates a
tools.jar and scripts to run them (just like those in Classpath). I was
wondering if it would be worth me cleaning this up a little (adding niceties
like a README, etc.) and hosting it with the rest of the IcedTea stuff.
Let me know what you think,
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