Fwd: Project Proposal: Build Infrastructure Changes

Erik Trimble erik.trimble at oracle.com
Mon Apr 25 10:46:06 UTC 2011

On 4/24/2011 10:12 AM, Kelly O'Hair 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 oracle.com 
>> <mailto:kelly.ohair at oracle.com>>
>> *Date: *April 22, 2011 16:49:29 PM PDT
>> *To: *announce at openjdk.java.net <mailto:announce at openjdk.java.net>
>> *Subject: **Project Proposal: Build Infrastructure Changes*
>> *Reply-To: *discuss at openjdk.java.net <mailto:discuss at openjdk.java.net>
>> 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 JDKbuildprocess.
>> 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]http://openjdk.java.net/projects/
>> [2]http://openjdk.java.net/groups/build/  <http://openjdk.java.net/groups/hotspot/>

As one of the major people impacted by this, I give it a very big +1.


I'd also like to add that an additional goal could be:

* full documentation of the design (as well as the process) of the build

It would be a good idea to get this done as one of the first things, 
that way, it makes it easier to attract new forks. Right now, the 
barrier to help is quite high.

Erik Trimble
Java System Support
Mailstop:  usca22-123
Phone:  x17195
Santa Clara, CA

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