Boot JDK used with jdk7 builds

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Fri Jun 3 16:02:27 UTC 2011

On 08:57 Fri 03 Jun     , Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> The documented Boot JDK to be used when building JDK7 repositories is JDK6 Update 18, as listed here
> However, as many people know, JDK releases newer than JDK6u18 should always work, and some older ones can work too.
> Variations in build dependencies can sometimes create unwanted differences between builds by different developers
> or build systems, so our tendency is to minimize these variations, but by doing so, we run a risk that we don't
> see what does not work. 
> If you have any incidents where particular JDKs can or cannot be used as the Boot JDK for JDK7, please let us know.
> -kto

And OpenJDK6 works.  Is there any reason this is not recommended rather than a proprietary product?
Andrew :)

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