Using Java7 as Boot JDK?

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Mon Jun 7 18:30:26 UTC 2010

On 06/07/2010 11:16 AM, cowwoc wrote:
> Hi,
> Has anyone tried building OpenJDK using a JDK7 as the boot JDK? Is there any
> reason to expect this will fail? Ideally I don't want two different JDK
> versions installed on my machine ;)
> Gili

Assuming you're talking about building JDK7, this should work.   In 
fact, one of the standard tests for a JDK build is to see if it can 
build itself. This is done by setting SKIP_BOOT_CYCLE=false on the make 
command line. If you set this parameter, then JDK will be built first 
with the boot JDK you provide, then again with the JDK that has just 
been built.

-- Jon

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