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

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Fri Apr 20 15:53:00 PDT 2012

Is there a list of "features" that can be turned on and off?  With the 
old build, I customize it with environment variables like 
lots of time off the build.  Are there equivalent configure flags for 

On 4/12/2012 5:47 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
> 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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