Producing community binaries for OpenJDK

Mike Burton mikeb at
Sat Mar 11 15:20:34 UTC 2017

Thanks Dalibor, 

I never looked at IcedTea before so thought I’d give it a go, an easy free alternative to building OpenJDK sounds a good idea.

I followed the Developer QuickStart from the wiki which failed needing AutoConf, Automake and pkg-config.
Then ./configure failed requiring  gsha256sum  / sha256sum, even after I did:  brew install sha2

Could you point me to resources that can help me fix this please?

Also where is the CI?

Best Regards

Mike Burton

> On 11 Mar 2017, at 10:10, dalibor topic <dalibor.topic at> wrote:
> On 09.03.2017 18:43, Ben Evans wrote:
>> I'm looping in adoption-discuss, AdoptOpenJDK and Martijn, as I'm not
>> sure how many other folk are reading openjdk-binary.
> As far as I can tell that mailing list seems private - i.e. the 'view this discussion' URL below is not readable for me, so I'm not sure if I have enough context about what is being proposed to comment.
>> Adoption folk - what do we think? Does this fit under the existing structure?
> The Adoption Group in OpenJDK does not host code. That's what Projects do. ;)
> From the perspective of considering a separate OpenJDK Project that collects various source code build scripts, patches, folk wisdom, etc. - if I understand the purpose of the thread - I think the Build Group would be a better place to discuss it, as people actually building the JDK across many platforms are already there.
> In fact, one such Project already exists: . It's not clear to me what if anything different from it is being discussed or proposed here.
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
>> Tim - assuming that it does, what practical things can AdoptOpenJDK do
>> to help you?
>> Thanks,
>> Ben
>> 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
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