Where have all the "fastdebug" builds gone?

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de
Tue Nov 8 12:38:25 UTC 2011

Hi Volker,

thanks for your clarification in brief words.
That's exactly what me irritates too.
I would be so convenient, having some debug builds somewhere to download, ready for use.

To be exact, the 6u25 fastdebug binary, you have mentioned, is not a release version, it's an EA 


Am 08.11.2011 12:46, schrieb Volker Simonis:
> 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:
> http://download.java.net/jdk6/6u25/promoted/b03/index.html
> while this is not the case for any other release (nor before 6u25 and
> neither after 6u25)
> Thank you and best regards,
> Volker
> 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

More information about the build-dev mailing list