Project Proposal: Build Infrastructure Changes

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Tue Apr 26 14:51:17 UTC 2011

On Apr 26, 2011, at 12:57 AM, Steve Poole wrote:

>>> 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.
>> I'm concerned that your definition of "open" means we must  strictly follow a style or
>> pre-defined template for building.
>> We want to explore some techniques, some new, some old, that could be a big win
>> to building in record time, so we may need to color outside the lines for a while.
> For me being open is simple:  the build process is  "open"  if it doesn't require proprietary or hidden tools.  In some cases that rule gets broken where there is no free alternative to a critical tool but that should be the only (and rare) exception.

No hidden tools. But it is impossible for us to avoid using any proprietary OS or compiler.


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