Boot JDK used with jdk7 builds
joe.darcy at oracle.com
Fri Jun 3 16:13:57 UTC 2011
Phil Race wrote:
> 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.
The OpenJDK 6 project has publicly existed for around three and a half
years and IcedTea6  and OpenJDK 6 binaries  have been able to pass
the JCK 6 conformance suite for nearly three years.
For my own JDK 7 development, I use OpenJDK 6/IcedTea 6 as the boot JDK.
> 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.
>> And OpenJDK6 works. Is there any reason this is not recommended
>> rather than a proprietary product?
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