VisualVM in IcedTea6

Joshua Sumali jsumali at
Wed Jul 30 06:18:38 PDT 2008

Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> 2008/7/30 Matthias Klose <doko at>:
>> Joshua Sumali schrieb:
>>> Hi,
>>> VisualVM is now buildable with IcedTea6 on 32 and 64 bit arch by passing
>>> --enable-visualvm to configure. Details and screenshots can be found at
>> Thanks for preparing this. Is there an advantage of building this as part of
>> IcedTea? From a first look the build seems to be independent from building
>> "core" IcedTea. It delays the build, increases the source code size, and adds
>> the burden to review licenses for another 30MB compressed source code. Does the
>> IcedTea project have to have just one product to deliver, or could this be
>> splitted out into a second delivery?
>>  Matthias
> Have to say I wondered what was going on when I saw the ChangeLog entry,
> and I still don't understand the reasoning.  Is there a reason this
> has to be built WITH the
> VM?  If it's a truly separate application, then building them against
> each other is a job
> for a distro.  Otherwise, the next logical step is --with-eclipse,
> --with-jboss, --with-glassfish, etc.
I should've written better instructions :)

Building visualvm can be done with a simple `make visualvm`. It would 
require an icedtea-ecj build or a precompiled openjdk (--with-openjdk 
passed to configure) to build with, but it definitely does not need to 
build IcedTea along with it.

Sorry for the confusion.

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