Building Zero and/or Shark
aph at redhat.com
Tue Mar 6 07:12:13 PST 2012
On 03/06/2012 03:05 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> The build-infra team (we who are working on creating a new, faster build system
> -- see e.g.
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/build-dev/2011-May/004765.html) has
> recently tried building Zero and Shark on a recent JDK8, both directly on
> OpenJDK and using IcedTea.
> This has not been successful, resulting in a variety of errors.
> Does anybody know if Zero and/or Shark is "supposed to" be currently buildable
> in JDK8? Has anyone else build it successfully?
No. We're working on it. The biggest problem is invokedynamic support,
which we're having trouble getting to work on Zero. As I understand it,
ricochet frames are going to go away with a future release, which will
make life much easier for us.
> We'd like to make sure building Zero and Shark is kept viable when we modify the
> build system; however if the sources does not compile then it's hard to check
> that we don't break the build system, and unfortunately we don't have the
> resources to fix compilation problems in Zero and Shark.
Understood. Once we have all the fixes in, we'll get back to you.
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