Old / New build systems strategy ?

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Mon Sep 24 00:37:17 PDT 2012

Hi Henri,

I don't know of any "official" policy here. The projects adding new 
features to JDK are gradually moving to the new build system in 
anticipation of it becoming the default for JDK8 "real soon now". This 
is true for lambda, and I think Jigsaw (even though no longer targeted 
to JDK8). Also the new SE Profile work (JEP 161) is only being developed 
in the new build system (and for limited platforms).


On 24/09/2012 3:52 PM, Henri Gomez wrote:
> Hi to all,
> Yesterday I detected a build failure on latest Lambda trunk and send a
> mail about problem to lambda-dev list.
> Mike replied that problem is in old build system not updated to new
> changes and lambda team is now using new build system.
> I didn't recall seeing an official announce about deprecation of old
> build system for jdk8's projects.
> What's the official position of jdk8 and related projects about build system ?
> Should we use new build system right now or did old (standard) build
> system is still the reference, supported and preferred build system ?
> Cheers

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