Partly builds on Windows should not always need C compiler

David Holmes david.holmes at
Wed Nov 9 03:22:09 UTC 2011


On 9/11/2011 1:21 AM, Ulf Zibis wrote:
> Some times ago I tried to run the make for nio/charsets via CYGWIN.
> It turned out, that I was required to have Visual Studio installed,
> because $(BUILDDIR)/common/Defs.gmk always looks for the C compiler.
> Can this dependency interweaved in a different way, so building of JDK
> parts without C sources would be possible without a C compiler installed?

Generally all the tool checks etc are done upfront before it is known 
what needs to be actually built. But I think that if you build in INSANE 
mode then the checks will only be warnings not fatal errors.


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