Boot JDK used with jdk7 builds

Phil Race philip.race at
Fri Jun 3 16:07:35 UTC 2011

Well .. we do not distribute binaries of 6-open so that's a bit of a 
stumbling block.
Plus 6-open is relatively new in the great scheme of things and is more 
of a 6/7 hybrid.


On 6/3/2011 9:02 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> 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?

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