Project Proposal: Build Infrastructure Changes

Lussier, Denis denisl at
Sun Apr 24 19:17:36 UTC 2011

My two cents are:

I think this is great.  To say the least, it has historically been
challenging and/or non-standard to build OpenJDK (most especially on
I think first impressions when building a project are very important.
People can become quickly enthused (and stay with it to become a long
term contributor) OR they go away and incorrectly assume OpenJDK isn't
really open.


On 4/24/11, Kelly O'Hair <kelly.ohair at> wrote:
> FYI...
> I sent this, but I'm not seeing any record it was received... :^(
> -kto
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Kelly O'Hair <kelly.ohair at>
>> Date: April 22, 2011 16:49:29 PM PDT
>> To: announce at
>> Subject: Project Proposal: Build Infrastructure Changes
>> Reply-To: discuss at
>> Project Proposal: Build Infrastructure Changes
>> In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines for projects [1], I hereby
>> propose the OpenJDK Project "Build Infrastructure Changes".
>> This Project will be used for developing major changes to the JDK build
>> process.
>> A list of some of the goals include:
>>   * Drastically improving the turnaround on full builds
>>   * Provide a reliable way for incremental builds to work
>>   * Simplify the makefiles drastically avoiding unnecessary nested makes
>>   * Allow for parallel building with make -j
>>   * Allow for 32bit builds to happen on 64bit systems
>>   * Allow for use of more portable build tools (compilers etc.) where
>> possible
>> This work will be done in a separate set of repositories.
>> I propose this project be sponsored by the Build Group [2] and that I
>> be the initial moderator of the project.
>> [1]
>> [2]

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