Where have all the "fastdebug" builds gone?

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 11:46:36 UTC 2011

Just to be clear:
- I know that this an OpenJDK mailing list
- I know that http://jdk[6,7,8].java.net/download.html contains Oracle
JDK binaries
- I know I can build OpenJDK fastdebug build myself (even on Windows:)

But I just thought that some of the Oracle folks on this list may know
why 6u25 is the only release
for which the download page currently offers debug builds:


while this is not the case for any other release (nor before 6u25 and
neither after 6u25)

Thank you and best regards,

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Ulf Zibis <Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi Volker,
> maybe you find some answers here:
> http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.java.openjdk.website/cutoff=297
> http://markmail.org/search/?q=list%3Anet.java.openjdk#query:%20list%3Anet.java.openjdk.web-discuss+page:1+mid:hpggicgvoyuuezvi+state:results
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/web-discuss/2011-October/thread.html
> -Ulf
> Am 08.11.2011 11:30, schrieb Volker Simonis:
>> Hi,
>> I could have sworn that
>> http://jdk6.java.net/download.html and
>> http://jdk7.java.net/download.html
>> always contained product AND "fastdebug" builds, but as I just
>> verified today there are no more "fastdebug" builds available neither
>> for JDK6 nor for JDK7 and JDK8.
>> Is this intentional?
>> Is there any other source for debug builds of the original Oracle JDK?
>> The debug builds have always been very useful to track down problems,
>> especially because many of the diagnostic VM options are only
>> available in debug builds.
>> Regards,
>> Volker

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