Boot JDK used with jdk7 builds

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Fri Jun 3 16:15:21 UTC 2011

On 06/03/2011 09:02 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?

Perhaps it should be recommended as an equivalent alternative, 
especially for those developers that primarily use (just) OpenJDK for 

-- Jon

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