Need reviewer - minor top level make changes

Kelly O'Hair Kelly.Ohair at Sun.COM
Wed Dec 23 18:11:32 UTC 2009

Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> 2009/11/19 Kelly O'Hair <Kelly.Ohair at>:
>> Need reviewer. Some very minor top level make file changes.
>> 6727046: Add message when docs are skipped in control build
>> 6864011: typo? in top level Makefile: DAYE_STAMP
>> -kto
> This is a bit more than just adding a message.  It also adds:
> +  # No DOCS build when JDK_UPDATE_VERSION set
> +    GENERATE_DOCS=false
> +  endif

Sorry about that, I assumed I was making a correction to a long standing
problem. When we build jdk update releases, the docs are not regenerated.
The variable JDK_UPDATE_VERSION indicates a jdk update build, I
just assumed that's what it was being used for.

> JDK_UPDATE_VERSION has to be set for IcedTea to deal with broken
> plugins which expect this (such as
>  I don't think it
> follows that turning on a version setting forces documentation off.
> Can we make this an #ifndef OPENJDK block?

Strange use of JDK_UPDATE_VERSION if you ask me.

Why not just 'make GENERATE_DOCS=true' with the IcedTea builds?
Or am I missing the point?
What exactly is it that JDK_UPDATE_VERSION provides for IcedTea builds?


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