RFR: 7113349 JDK8 port to macosx

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Sat Mar 3 06:31:48 PST 2012

On 03/03/2012 14:14, Henri Gomez wrote:
> Guys could you detail JDK8 build process on OSX ?
> I'd like to add this to my openjdk-osx-build project.
> Thanks
The Mac port isn't in jdk8 yet but should be very soon. The webrev that 
Michael sent a link to is just part of the process to get the changes 
agreed before he pushes it to the jdk8/tl forest, something that I hope 
will happen within a few days. All going well it should mean the Mac 
port should get to the jdk8 master in a few weeks (exactly when it's 
clearly but I assume it will bake in jdk8/tl for a bit).

So in the mean time you have to take a clone of jdk8/tl and then import 
the patch files from the webrev (you'll see a link named "Patch of 
changes" in each of the 4 webrevs). Once you do that then the build is 
the same as jdk7u except that you need a jdk7 build as the bootstrap 
JDK. Like Stuart and John, I grabbed the patches and attempted to get 
jdk8/tl to build. It worked for me and I didn't run into the issues with 
the gamma launcher. In my case, I used a local build of jdk7/jdk7u-dev 
as the bootstrap JDK. It will be interesting to hear how you get on.


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