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

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Mon Feb 9 10:38:47 UTC 2015

Hello Volker,

It's true that this project has been pushed down the work queue for us 
several times now but AFAIK, we still intend to get working on this in 
time for JDK 9 (though this might of course change again). We are 
actually supposed to restart it "any day now". The work will take place 
in the open build-infra repos so you will be able to follow it (and 
contribute!) as soon as we get to start.


On 2015-02-09 11:28, Volker Simonis wrote:
> 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,
> Volker
> [1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/build-infra-dev/2013-December/003339.html

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