<AWT Dev> OpenJDK builds: Ant build issues with jdk (netbeans) sub-projects - awt2d, j2se and jarzip

Mani Sarkar sadhak001 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 16:31:10 PST 2013

Hi Anthony,

Thanks for responding to my post.

I'm aware of the make files available for other projects and sub-projects
from within the OpenJDK. But the reason I was requesting help on building
the Awt2d and J2se as they form part of the JDK project and it would be
handy to be able to build them separately (irrespective of the netbeans
projects) to the whole JDK project itself. Given that the total build time
for the JDK is longer than just building its underlying components -
developers would love working on separate components in IDEs of their

I'm working on wiki instructions to help with the Adopt OpenJDK initiative
which would assist adopters to build these projects via the CLI or from
withiin Eclipse.

At this stage I'm updating existing instructions to build OpenJDK and its
sub-projects in Eclipse and CLI - I have been able to build most of the
sub-projects except the two sub-projects under the *jdk* folder.Besides
moving the make files of these projects to the new build system would also
benefit future adopters to directly load them up in their IDE and amend the
underlying code and see the build results in the console.

There is a potential for a larger number of users in our group to do just
this and more hence I'm involved in the process.  Any hint or help would be
most appreciated, as I think it might just be a matter of configuration - I
did read about sustaining these build.xml files for future use on a couple
of other mailing lists.



On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Anthony Petrov <anthony.petrov at oracle.com>wrote:

> Hi Mani,
> Not many developers really use NetBeans when working on JDK code. And only
> a few (if any) actually build it from NetBeans. Since the main build system
> for JDK is makefiles-based, obviously the netbeans projects are almost
> never updated when something happens to the way the code is built. Thus the
> projects become outdated.
> The new build system (configure/make-based, see the makefiles/ directory
> in JDK) is very fast. It does a very good job with incremental builds, so I
> suggest to use it for your purposes.
> --
> best regards,
> Anthony
> On 1/6/2013 19:00, Mani Sarkar wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been recommended to post my below query to your mailing list, if
>> it is the right place to post. If not could you recommend who would be best
>> placed to answer the below questions.
>> Thanks.
>> Regards,
>> Mani
>> On 01/05/2013 04:05 PM, Mani Sarkar wrote:
>>     Hi all,
>>     I have made some progress with the below three sub-projects, and have
>>     successfully built jarzip. But still get new error messages with
>>     awt2d and
>>     j2se.
>>     I answered my own question about the -source 8, its basically
>>     expecting the
>>     images/j2sdk-image to be assigned to the respective ALT_...
>>     variables via
>>     the make.options property in build.properties for all three projects.
>>     Unfortunately I wasn't able to build swing via the .../javax/swing/
>>     folder
>>     where the required make file(s) are present.
>>     But my other queries still stand, if you can throw some light on
>>     them, it
>>     would be help make progress with these builds using the new build
>>     system.
>>     Thanks.
>>     Regards,
>>     Mani
>>     On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 12:39 AM, Mani Sarkar <sadhak001 at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:sadhak001 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>         Hi All,
>>         I have furthered my pursuits with building *OpenJDK projects *by
>>         building
>>         the JDK sub-projects like swing, etc... but came across issues
>> with
>>         building 3 different projects which I wasn't able to build due
>>         configuration issues. These sub-projects are located under the
>>         netbeans
>>         subfolder under the .../jdk/make/ folder.
>>         They all are getting compiled for version 8 with the below args
>>         (which is
>>         leading to a build failure):
>>             -source 8 -target 8
>>         *jdk/awt2d*
>>         https://github.com/__**neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/__**
>> blob/master/__**EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/__**
>> Logs/jdk/awt2d/awt2dAntBuild._**_log<https://github.com/__neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/__blob/master/__EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/__Logs/jdk/awt2d/awt2dAntBuild.__log>
>>         <https://github.com/**neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/**blob/master/**
>> EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/**Logs/jdk/awt2d/awt2dAntBuild.**log<https://github.com/neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/blob/master/EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/Logs/jdk/awt2d/awt2dAntBuild.log>
>> >
>>         *jdk/j2se*
>>         https://github.com/__**neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/__**
>> blob/master/__**EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/__**
>> Logs/jdk/j2se/j2seAntBuild.log<https://github.com/__neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/__blob/master/__EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/__Logs/jdk/j2se/j2seAntBuild.log>
>>         <https://github.com/**neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/**blob/master/**
>> EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/**Logs/jdk/j2se/j2seAntBuild.log<https://github.com/neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/blob/master/EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/Logs/jdk/j2se/j2seAntBuild.log>
>> **>
>>         *jdk/jarzip*
>>         https://github.com/__**neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/__**
>> blob/master/__**EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/__**Logs/jdk/jarzip/__**
>> jarzipAntBuild.log<https://github.com/__neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/__blob/master/__EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/__Logs/jdk/jarzip/__jarzipAntBuild.log>
>>         <https://github.com/**neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/**blob/master/**
>> EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/**Logs/jdk/jarzip/**jarzipAntBuild.log<https://github.com/neomatrix369/BuildHelpers/blob/master/EclipseProjectsForOpenJDK/Logs/jdk/jarzip/jarzipAntBuild.log>
>> >
>>         Where is this version configuration set for these projects, that
>>         I can
>>         change either through file changes or alternative
>>         build.properties setting
>>         changes? My other question is why are there no make files
>>         available for the
>>         jdk sub-projects (i.e. *awt2d, j2se,* etc...) except for under *
>>         javax/swing* has make files to build this project instead Ant
>>         build.xml
>>         files are available. Is it possible to hook these ant files with
>>         the new
>>         build system, instead of only being able to build the
>>         sub-projects via the
>>         old build system (using the ALT_... variables via make.options).
>>         Thanks.
>>         Regards,
>>         mani
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