prebuild Oracle VM appliance

Andrew Haley aph at
Wed Jun 15 15:15:18 UTC 2011

On 06/15/2011 04:11 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> On 09:59 Wed 15 Jun     , Andrew Haley wrote:
>> On 14/06/11 22:22, Sebastian Sickelmann wrote:
>>> i had done a contribution to openjdk7 and remembered it was very
>>> hard to setup all the build thinks. Now a want to make some new
>>> contributions and i struggle again with the build setup. How about a
>>> prebuild Oracle VM appliance for openjdk development (at least for
>>> the linux-setup). I will get it working without such a appliance but
>>> i think it can be a solution to lower the "entry-hurdle" in openjdk
>>> contribution.
>> Perhaps so.  I used to find OpenJDK hard to build, but now only the
>> pesky bundles that you have to download present any problems.  I'll be
>> interested to find out what other problems a prebuilt VM needs to
>> solve.
> Which 'pesky bundles' are you referring to?  I'm not aware of any being
> required for OpenJDK at present.

Sure, but they were.  I don't know what Sebastian is trying to solve,
since OpenJDK builds cleanly out of the box on the systems I use.


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