VisualVM in IcedTea6

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Wed Jul 30 06:38:58 PDT 2008

2008/7/30 Joshua Sumali <jsumali at>:
> 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.
> Josh

So am I right in thinking:

./configure <options>
make visualvm

would get me an OpenJDK build with visualvm in j2sdk-image/bin?
Andrew :-)

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