First build-infra push to jdk8 -- try out the new build system!
jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Fri Apr 13 07:46:47 PDT 2012
On 04/13/2012 02:07 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> As for the --with-num-cores, yes, it is a configure time option. The
> underlying assumption is that your hardware doesn't really change, and
> if your build system is too weak, it will be too weak at configure
> time and at all make times. With that said, it is always possible (and
> not very hard) to re-run configure if you need to tweak such a parameter.
As a developer, my machoine may not change, but my expectations may.
Sometimes I want a build to run in the background while I pursue other
activities, whether tetris, browsing, or working on the next bug fix.
Other times, I need the build ASAP. So while your underlying assumption
is good for batch build systems, it may not always be true on developer
> The output build directory is named differently, yes. If you have
> local scripts that depend on the name of output directories, you will
> have to modify those. The exact format of the automatically named
> output directories is still not cut in stone, though, so the actual
> names might change. One of the reasons for the new names is to allow
> multiple configurations in parallel, with different options such as
> debug level or target platform.
It would be nice (and would make sense in this side-by-side world) to
have a configure option to use the "traditional" build directories. We
have yet to see how much developers will want to build multiple
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