<AWT Dev> RFR: JDK-8241463 Move build tools to respective modules
erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Mon Mar 23 19:54:44 UTC 2020
On 2020-03-23 12:03, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> The build tools (small java tools that are run during the build to
> generate source code, or data, needed in the JDK) have historically
> been placed in the "make" directory. This maybe made sense long time
> ago, but does not do so anymore.
> Instead, the build tools source code should move the the module that
> needs them. For instance, compilefontconfig should move to
> java.desktop, etc.
> There are multiple reasons for this:
> * Currently we build *all* build tools at once, which mean that we
> cannot compile java.base until e.g. the compilefontconfig tool is
> compiled, even though it is not needed.
> * If a build tool, e.g. compilefontconfig is modified, all build tools
> are recompiled, which triggers a rebuild of more or less the entire
> JDK. This makes development of the build tools unnecessary tedious.
> * When the build tools are modified, the group owning the
> corresponding module is the proper review instance, not the build
> team. But since they reside under "make", the review mails often
> include build-dev, but this is mostly noise for us. With this move,
> the ownership is made clear.
> In this patch, I have not modified how and when the build tools are
> compiled, but this shuffle is the prerequisite for continuing with
> that in a follow-up patch.
> I have also moved the build tools to the org.openjdk.buildtools.*
> package name space (inspired by Skara), instead of the strangely named
> build.tools.* name space.
> A few build tools are not moved in this patch. Two of them,
> charsetmapping and cldrconverter, are shared between two modules. (I
> think they should move to modules nevertheless, but they need some
> more thought to make sure I do this right.) The rest are tools that
> are needed for the build in general, like linking or javadoc support.
> I'll move this to a better location too, but in a separate patch.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8241463
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