Request for review: 7069991: Setup make/ files for jdk8

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Wed Nov 23 07:55:11 PST 2011

On Nov 23, 2011, at 7:39 AM, Keith McGuigan wrote:

> On Nov 23, 2011, at 10:17 AM, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
>> FYI... This locks down the repository to only use jdk8, regardless of what the jprt submit -release NNN option says.
>> If this change only went into jdk8 I think it would be fine, but don't these same hotspot sources get
>> integrated into jdk7? Will someone change this to jdk7 when that happens?
> We can tailor the hsxNN repositories to use jdk7 if that's their expected release vehicle.  hsx really ought to be jdk8, though.  I didn't realize that this setting overrides the -release value passed on the submit line...  How would we go about setting a default that is overrideable?

The JPRT default release is jdk7 right now, it is overridable at submit time by using the -release option.
At submit time, JPRT sets jprt.submit.release to whatever the -release setting becomes.

The repository sets it's own specific release value with the property.
I'm having a hard time envisioning what you would want, making my head hurt.
Give me some suggestions or scenarios how you might want this to work...


> --
> - Keith

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