openjdk8u stable 32bit for windows build environment

Peter Koellner peter at
Wed Dec 21 14:23:31 UTC 2016

On Wed, 21 Dec 2016, Volker Simonis wrote:

> I know that getting a good version of freetype has always been a
> problem on Windows. That's why I added the configuration option
> "--with-freetype-src" to jdk9. You just pass in the directory of the
> freetype sources (e.g.
> --with-freetype-src=/cygdrive/c/Software/freetype-2-5-3) and it will
> automatically build both, the 32- and the 64-bit versions of freetype
> during the configuration step.
> I'd suggest you clone a jdk9 repo, download the freetype sources and
> run the configuration step as described above. Afterwards you can use
> the newly created freetype lib for your jdk8u build (i.e.
> --with-freetype-lib=/cygdrive/c/Software/freetype-2-5-3/lib32)

Perhaps it would be better to backport the additional configuration to the jdk8u repository?
It would make it much easier to start, it would have saved me several days and its always better to
improve autoconf scripts instead of working around deficencies.

peter kollner <peter at>

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