Project Proposal: Build Infrastructure Changes

Julien Ponge julien.ponge at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 19:09:03 UTC 2011


Hi,

Did you consider using a tool like cmake to manage the build?

Cheers

On 25 avr. 2011, at 12:46, Erik Trimble <erik.trimble at oracle.com> wrote:

> 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>
>>> Date: April 22, 2011 16:49:29 PM PDT
>>> To: announce at openjdk.java.net
>>> Subject: Project Proposal: Build Infrastructure Changes
>>> Reply-To: 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 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] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/
>>> [2] http://openjdk.java.net/groups/build/
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> As one of the major people impacted by this, I give it a very big +1.
> 
> YES.
> 
> 
> 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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