Successfully building 32- and 64-bit OpenJDK 8 on WinXP/64bit with free tools only

Phil Race philip.race at
Mon Nov 7 17:19:21 UTC 2011


I am not sure what you mean by "installed" - installed into 
or installed in the JRE bin directory?  But the latter is the only way 
its supposed to
work, and the build should take the copy of freetype.dll you provide to 
it, and
copy it to that location. At runtime, freetype is treated like any other 
JRE provided
DLL, such as awt.dll, net.dll, etc. The difference is only at build 
time, since the openjdk
sources don't contain the freetype sources. You need to build it separately.


On 11/6/2011 7:28 PM, Sean Chou wrote:
> Hi Volker,
>     I would like to know have you tried to run gui application with 
> the build on another
> windows machine which doesn't have freetype.dll installed ?  I had 
> built jdk on
> windows but found that it can run gui applications in the machine 
> built it, but cann't
> run gui application in machines without freetype installed.
> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 2:19 AM, Volker Simonis 
> <volker.simonis at <mailto:volker.simonis at>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I've put together a short description on how to build both, a 64- and
>     a 32-bit version of OpenJDK 8 on a plain, vanilla WindowsXP 64-bit
>     operating system using only free (as in free beer) tools:
>     It seems as if  it is not that hard anymore nowadays:)
>     Regards,
>     Volker
> -- 
> Best Regards,
> Sean Chou

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