Using Java7 as Boot JDK?

cowwoc cowwoc at
Mon Jun 7 18:44:28 UTC 2010

Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> 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.
> -- 
> Andrew :-)

That's excellent. Thanks a lot Jon and Andrew!

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