Using Java7 as Boot JDK?
Andrew John Hughes
ahughes at redhat.com
Mon Jun 7 18:35:18 UTC 2010
On 7 June 2010 19:30, Jonathan Gibbons <jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com> wrote:
> On 06/07/2010 11:16 AM, cowwoc wrote:
>> Has anyone tried building OpenJDK using a JDK7 as the boot JDK? Is there
>> reason to expect this will fail? Ideally I don't want two different JDK
>> versions installed on my machine ;)
> 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
I do it on a daily basis with IcedTea7. Works fine.
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