Proposal to revise forest graph and integration practices for JDK 9

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at
Thu Dec 5 01:35:34 PST 2013

On 2013-12-04 16:52, Alan Bateman wrote:
>> Currently, we have a dependency on jaxws from jdk in the build 
>> system. Right now, I can't see why, since as you say, it works just 
>> as well to compile after the JDK (if you hack away the artifical 
>> dependencies currently in place in the build system). Don't know why 
>> we're not doing it that way already.
> I believe that things are built in this order to match the old build 
> (to get identical bits, modulo the compare script). The old build is 
> gone now so there is an opportunity to fix a number of things. If 
> there are changes to the number of repositories then maybe it's the 
> perfect storm to fix this one too.

That is likely something we want to change in jdk9 regardless of the 
outcome of this discussion. It does not matter greatly, but for 
developers who just want to build the jdk target, it will get a little 
bit speedier if jaxws is built after the jdk, like the demos. I opened for this.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention!


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