First build-infra push to jdk8 -- try out the new build system!

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Thu Apr 12 08:45:08 PDT 2012

On Apr 12, 2012, at 2:47 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:

> The build-infra project [1] has been working for a while with creating a new build system. The goals of the project include, but are not limited to, improved build performance and improved ease of use.
> The first part of this project has now been pushed to the jdk8 master forest. This means that the new build system is available for you to try out! The old build system is still there, and if you want to continue to use it, you will notice no difference (for now...).
> But if you are interested in trying the new build system, we welcome you to experiment with it! The basic operation is:
>  cd common/makefiles
>  ../autoconf/configure


I had to adjust this to:

   chmod a+x ../bin/*
   bash ../autoconf/configure

The OpenJDK repositories do not allow any files with execute permissions.


>  make
> More information is available in the new build README [2]. If you want to try the new build system, please read it first.
> Please note that the new build system is not yet complete. We do not yet have full platform support, nor are all parts of the old build converted (but then we fall back on the old build system), and there are likely to be bugs. Most of all, we need to have exposure on a wide range of different build systems, since the reality is always so much messier than you'd want to believe. :-) Please help us to resolve such issues early by trying the new build system!
> Any questions or discussions on the new build system should be sent to build-dev at
> /Magnus
> [1]
> [2]

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