Producing community binaries for OpenJDK

Ben Evans benjamin.john.evans at
Thu Mar 9 17:43:34 UTC 2017

Hi Tim,

This sounds good to me - and I think it's the kind of thing that Adopt
would very much be interested in.

I'm looping in adoption-discuss, AdoptOpenJDK and Martijn, as I'm not
sure how many other folk are reading openjdk-binary.

Adoption folk - what do we think? Does this fit under the existing structure?

Tim - assuming that it does, what practical things can AdoptOpenJDK do
to help you?



On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 4:15 PM, Tim Ellison <Tim_Ellison at> wrote:
> I've now got some cycles for actually doing some build work around OpenJDK.
> There are a couple of colleagues here at IBM who can also contribute to the
> build process.
> It seems that the closest starting point for community build/test is the
> fine work that was done as part of the Adopt OpenJDK project; though it
> looks like that has been quiet for a while?
> So we have started "from scratch" this week and are writing some build
> scripts we'd like to move into the open and share with folks.  It will start
> simple, building Linux x86_64 and rolling out to Mac, PPC, and Windows.
> Likewise starting with some JTReg testing, and building that out to more
> meaningful tests.  We like Git, so it's currently housed in a private Git
> repo.
> The goal is to have a continuous integration system pulling from OpenJDK and
> producing community binaries that are built using a fully open build system,
> so everyone can validate how it was created, and the dependencies and
> patches that it includes, etc.  Of course, the idea is that changes that are
> relevant to OpenJDK source end up back there; but there will always be build
> specific-files, and point-in-time patches required to produce a working
> binary.
> If there is enough flexibility at the Adopt OpenJDK project, I'd prefer to
> push the code there and continue working under that organization; but
> understand if that project would prefer we set up our own space elsewhere.
> Just to be clear, I'm not proposing to open up IBM's Java build system
> (believe me, you wouldn't want to have that!); it's much simpler than that
> -- just a CI clone/build/test/publish cycle, and then see where things go
> from there.
> Thoughts?
> Tim
> Unless stated otherwise above:
> IBM United Kingdom Limited - Registered in England and Wales with number
> 741598.
> Registered office: PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU
> --
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
> "OpenJDK Binary Gateway" group.
> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an
> email to openjdk-binary-gateway+unsubscribe at
> To post to this group, send email to
> openjdk-binary-gateway at
> To view this discussion on the web, visit
> For more options, visit

More information about the adoption-discuss mailing list