Visual Studio 2010

Lussier, Denis denisl at
Thu May 20 09:44:28 UTC 2010

Seems to me that several Oracle employees already explicitely and/or
implicitely have apologized...  Is  there something more you feel they
personally owe u personally??  :-)

On 5/20/10, Raffaello Giulietti <raffaello.giulietti at> wrote:
> Phil,
> On 2010-05-19 18:20, Phil Race wrote:
>>> Kelly, to your knowledge, has the transition to VS2010 been adopted even
>>> by the formal JDK7 Release Engineering team?
>> Since you got so far as to find this doc perhaps you could actually read
>> it. It says :
>> *BEGIN WARNING*: At this time (Spring/Summer 2010) JDK 7 is starting a
>> transition to use the newest VS2010 Microsoft compilers. These build
>> instructions are updated to show where we are going. We have a QA
>> process to go through before official builds actually use VS2010. So for
>> now, official builds are still using VS2003. No other compilers are
>> known to build the entire JDK, including non-open portions. So for now
>> you should be able to build with either VS2003 or VS2010. We do not
>> guarantee that VS2008 will work, although there is sufficient makefile
>> support to make at least basic JDK builds plausible. Visual Studio 2010
>> Express compilers are likely to be able to build all the "open" sources,
>> with only small adjustments, but this has yet to be made to work. Also
>> we have not yet seen the 7.1 Windows SDK with the 64 bit compilers. *END
> Of course, I actually read it. However, only two weeks ago the same doc
> reported about VS2008 with no special warning and *that* didn't work
> that well. So, I'm now much more cautious about the doc, despite its
> warnings. That's why I preferred to explicitly ask one more time rather
> than risking to burn my fingers again.
> But you did a good service to the community by quoting the warning once
> more.

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