JDK 7 M5 + Jigsaw binary packages available
mr at sun.com
Sun Nov 29 21:38:00 PST 2009
> Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 22:56:12 +1300
> From: Alistair Bush <ali_bush at gentoo.org>
> I'm muttering aloud with this but..... Would it be possible to get a source
> tarball as well?
At the moment we're not automatically generating full source tarballs,
but you can get a tarball of each tree in the Jigsaw forest by using one
of the handy "bz2", "zip", or "gz" links at the top of each tree's hg
for t in . corba hotspot jaxp jaxws jdk langtools; do
wget http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jigsaw/jigsaw/$t/archive/tip.tar.bz2 \
(You'd have to do a little bit more scripting in order to untar these
into a buildable forest.)
> I have been toying with the idea of creating a ebuild for gentoo that produces
> a 'jigsaw' jdk so that I can investigate how jigsaw will influence the way
> gentoo packages and builds java libs/apps.
We're definitely interested in any feedback resulting from such an
> There are really 2 ways I can do it. One is to create a scm ebuild that
> checks out the tree ( and can be configured to automatically reinstall/update
> every day/month) or one based off a 'release' tarball. Obviously the scm
> ebuild needs to be kept up to date so that it always builds HEAD and is
> therefore more work and a huge download. But on the other it has a certain
> cool factor :) It is also initially what I will hopefully attempt. But into
> the future if gentoo is to provide jigsaw to its users than the tarball will
> be a requirement.
Once Jigsaw is integrated into the mainline JDK 7 code base then you'll
be able to get it just by fetching the regular JDK 7 source tarballs .
> Also is it my understanding correct that jigsaw will not be included in java
> 7? Are there plans to then include it in java 8?
The plan is -- still -- that Jigsaw will be in JDK 7.
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