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

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Wed Apr 18 22:36:25 PDT 2012

autoconf is in the top repo, not the jdk repo.


On Apr 19, 2012, at 7:03 AM, David Holmes wrote:

> On 12/04/2012 7:47 PM, 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
>> make
> I must be missing something basic but when I updated my jdk8 repos I have a new folder called makefiles which seems to be where the new build logic is. But in makefiles there is no autoconf directory.
> The push to jdk8 does not seem to contain autoconf either:
> ????
> David
> -----
>> 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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