IcedTea 1.12.5 windows build errors

Alex Kasko alex.kasko.lists at
Thu Jun 13 16:16:12 PDT 2013

On 06/13/2013 07:18 PM, Alex Kasko wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to build IcedTea 1.12.5 for windows-i586. Ultimate goal is to
> get jdk6 GPL binaries for windows and linux with latest bugfixes. I have
> a virtual machine with proper environment for building openjdk6 [1] (it
> builds openjdk6-build27 successfully).
> I thought, that most IcedTea changes are linux-related, and
> windows-specific part should be close to openjdk6 build 27. So I ran
> "./configure" (in Linux) without specific options, abort the build after
> patching step and copy "icedtea6-1.12.5/openjdk" contents to windows
> machine.
> During the build on windows corba, jaxp, jaxws and hotspot modules works
> fine but jdk module aborted the build with AWT-related error [2] .
Fixed this particular "Wheel95GetMsg" AWT error, have other AWT problems 
now, will report them later.

> Comparing AWT sources between IcedTea 1.12.5 and current openjdk6
> mercurial tip I found a lot of windows-specific changes (Direct3D etc)
> in IcedTea.
> Questions about all that:
> 1) Is there something like "$ ./configure ; make download-openjdk" for
> IcedTea 1.12.5 to get patched openjdk sources?
> 2) Is there a switch (in 1.12.5) for using bundled zlib instead of
> system one (I changed makefiles to use bundled one)?
> 3) Am I understand right, that windows changes are the parts of jdk7
> backports and may not work properly with older compiler (jdk6 is built
> with MSVS2003)? Or what are they for, giving that windows is not
> supported platform for icedtea?
> 4) Is it a good idea (for windows builds) to try to revert some windows
> specific AWT-related patches in IcedTea-1.12.5 to make it closer to
> openjdk6-build27? Or changes are too big for that?
> [1]
> [2]

Alex Kasko

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