Problems with JavacTool & -L
jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Tue Jan 3 07:28:06 PST 2012
On 01/03/2012 07:15 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 28/12/2011 10:10, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
>>> Jigsaw JDK is built using jigsaw langtools on top of JDK 7 as the
>>> boot JDK. So I expect it should work to run on top of JRE 7. How
>>> do you run it?
>> This *may* be a side-effect of the above bug. Mandy is right in what
>> she says, but that applies to javac as used to build and rebuild JDK.
> Given that Jesse is trying to use the Jigsaw langtools with jdk7 then
> it might be worth explaining that this can only be used to the build
> the JDK. For NetBeans (and probably other IDEs) then I assume that it
> will require a plugin or some means to talk to a JDK8 server that use
> the module system.
Yes, in normal usage, to resolve dependencies between modules, javac
needs access to Jigsaw API. To compile Jigsaw JDK, javac and the build
are set up to help javac past the bootstrapping phase before the Jigsaw
API is available.
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