error in awt_DnDDS.cpp building OpenJDK7/Windows

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Wed May 5 17:59:16 UTC 2010

Many months back we were very close to formally converting to Visual  
Studio 2008 (VS2008),
in the process of getting ready, I updated the README-builds.html file  
to reflect VS2008 use
That was a mistake on my part, the effort to convert to VS2008 stalled  
and most
developers (including our formal JDK7 Release Engineering team), at  
least internally
are still using the older VS2003 compilers.

Our current thinking is that VS2010 makes more sense now and we are  
trying to move
forward on that effort, but it's slow going.

So as people make changes, I suspect they will create source and  
issues for compilers
newer than VS2003 (post-VS2003), we just need to fix them as we run  
into them.
Once we officially convert to a newer compiler, enforcement will be  
easier, but the
opposite may start happening, it might be that VS2003 might start  
having problems
compiling the sources as changes are made in the post-VS2003 world.  
But once we
leave VS2003, it will probably become a permanent parting very quickly.
It's extremely difficult to keep all the VS compilers able to compile  
the same
source, enforcement is difficult to say the least.

In this case, I would use the awt team alias and find out from them  
what they
plan to do to fix this, the alias is awt-dev AT


On May 5, 2010, at 4:16 AM, Raffaello Giulietti wrote:

> I'm on Vista 32-bit and have VisualStudio 2008 Professional installed.
> After some days hunting for backslashes, spaces and colons in paths, I
> now encounter a compilation error that seems to be known
> (;jsessionid=cc2b5a48cddee8e8cdbb6795b07?bug_id=6936319 
> ).
> Does anybody know how to circumvent or fix it?
> With this error, and perhaps even other ones I've not yet seen, I'm
> wondering how Sun/Oracle can build the binary snapshots if they are
> supposed to use the same tool chain that I'm using :-(
> I'm beginning to think that they possess some special magic or some
> undocumented killer tool.
> Thanks in advance for any support
> Raffaello

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