Project Proposal: Build Infrastructure Changes

Erik Trimble erik.trimble at
Tue Apr 26 17:02:32 UTC 2011

On 4/26/2011 7:54 AM, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> On Apr 26, 2011, at 12:59 AM, Steve Poole wrote:
>>>>    * Allow for use of more portable build tools (compilers etc.) where possible
>>    Can I add support for alternative JVM's ?
> Seems a bit out of scope to me.
> -kto

Well, I'd say that we should allow for the replacement of the Hotspot VM 
repo with another VM.  However, I'd rather advocate for forcing the 
other VM to conform to the existing JDK's build setup, rather than hack 
the JDK build config to support any other VM.

That is, if the JDK build system can be relatively generic enough, then 
any VM conforming to the generic build setup should be fine. However, I 
think we want to avoid including any specific build customizations.

I know we have a non-trivial number of seemingly customized 
environmental values - I think we could genericize them better and try 
to contain references to them in the specific component that is 
relevant.  I don't want to see more any more component-specific stuff 
than absolutely necessary.

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

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