error in awt_DnDDS.cpp building OpenJDK7/Windows

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Thu May 6 22:38:32 UTC 2010

On May 6, 2010, at 2:53 AM, Raffaello Giulietti wrote:

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

That is correct.

> 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?

Well, it does say at the very beginning of the README-builds.html:
   "Building the source code for the OpenJDK requires a certain degree  
of technical expertise."

but point taken, I will try and correct the current situation.


> 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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