hg: jdk7/jdk7: 6750229: Upgrade Recommended Linux and Windows Build OS

Kelly O'Hair Kelly.Ohair at Sun.COM
Fri Dec 5 00:36:51 UTC 2008


This change to the jdk7 README-build.html file was a bit premature with
regards to Windows Visual Studio 2008.
I jumped the gun a bit on the README with regards to that. Sorry, my fault.

The necessary jdk7 changes to build with Visual Studio 2008 are almost ready
and should be pushed soon. Tim Bell has been driving this effort and
it's getting very close, a big thanks to Tim for his work on this.

Also to clarify, these recommended build machine changes do not mean that
jdk7 won't continue to build on older systems for a while, however, some of the
new features planned for jdk7 will have a build dependency on newer files or
features of the build systems. So as jdk7 progresses, eventually it is very
likely that Linux systems based on 2.4 kernels, Solaris 8&9 systems,
and Windows 2000 systems may not be able to build the entire jdk7.
Just some fair warning well ahead of time.


Xiomara.Jayasena at Sun.COM wrote:
> Changeset: 541bdc5ad32f
> Author:    ohair
> Date:      2008-12-01 15:28 -0800
> URL:       http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/jdk7/rev/541bdc5ad32f
> 6750229: Upgrade Recommended Linux and Windows Build OS
> Reviewed-by: xdono
> ! README-builds.html

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