prebuild Oracle VM appliance

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Wed Jun 15 15:59:05 UTC 2011

On 16:15 Wed 15 Jun     , Andrew Haley wrote:
> 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.

Same here.  They haven't been any bundles for a couple of years.
The build could be a lot simpler though, and I believe Kelly is working
on that.

> Andrew.

Andrew :)

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