Build Infrastructure changes

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Wed Aug 3 16:47:42 UTC 2011

On 18:25 Wed 03 Aug     , Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> FYI...
> If you are interested in the jdk8 build infrastructure changes coming down the pipe, I invite you
> to join the build-infra-dev alias:
> I expect this work to get started and moving soon with Fredrik as the primary contributor,
> the only catch is that I will be on vacation Aug 9-21 and the openjdk mail system seems to be
> refusing to send email to Fredrik. Hopefully I'll resolve Fredrik's email issue very soon.
> The autoconf setup may borrow ideas/patterns from the IcedTea project, and I want to give
> credit to that team for that work.

Thanks.  I'd hope we could actually use some of the IcedTea work in OpenJDK.
I don't think doing that will be so much a technical issue; I doubt you're going
to test for libraries any differently and could probably start using more system
ones.  However, there is a legal issue with OpenJDK contributions requiring the OCA.

> Please send questions to the build-infra-dev alias.
> -kto

Andrew :)

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