error in awt_DnDDS.cpp building OpenJDK7/Windows

Raffaello Giulietti raffaello.giulietti at
Thu May 6 09:53:10 UTC 2010

In summary, this means that the "official" building instructions are
misleading with regard to Windows, to say the least.

I'm not used nor do I like to teach professionals how to do their jobs,
but what about adding a clear warning on the README directed to people
like me trying to build OpenJDK7 on Windows?

On 2010-05-05 19:59, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> 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
> (at
> 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
> -kto
> 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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