What's the status of the "Hotspot makefile conversion to new build-infra" project?

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 10:28:38 UTC 2015

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to ask what's the status of the "Hotspot makefile
conversion to new build-infra" project which was announced [1] more
than a year ago (yes, time flies:)

I'm especially interested in the nmake to GNU-make conversion of the
HotSpot make files for Windows. We've already done that at SAP a long
time ago and I've offered to contribute it to the OpenJDK. However,
taking into account the potential complete rewrite of the whole
HotSpot build system, this probably doesn't make sense.

On the other hand, taking into account the current Java 9 schedule, we
probably don't have too much time left before the change of the build
system will be considered too critical for integration into jdk9.

So is there anybody (still) working on this project and is it still
targeted for jdk 9 or has it been abandoned or re-targeted to after
Java 9?

Thank you and best regards,

[1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/build-infra-dev/2013-December/003339.html

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