OT: jdk/build/solaris (was Re: jdk/src/solaris - time to re-visit it?)

Weijun Wang weijun.wang at oracle.com
Fri Nov 25 11:16:23 UTC 2011

Off topic.

I don't have any suggestion on src and make at the moment but is it good 
to build platform-specific binaries into different directories and keep 
the common files at a single place? If so we can create a single merged 
image that is executable everywhere.


On 11/25/2011 06:59 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 24/11/2011 14:39, Fredrik Öhrström wrote:
>> :
>> It would be great to do the rename. However, we should not do that
>> before the build-infra changes
>> are in place. The peculiarities of the current build have already been
>> worked around and the new
>> makefiles are useful, since it is easy to see where the warts are. Thus
>> when build-infra is done, we will
>> have a neat list of all things that needs to be cleaned up by moving
>> source code and platform
>> specific code in src/share is just one of many problems.
>> I was hoping that when we start incrementally moving towards jigsaw-like
>> structuring of the source,
>> we can fix this then? When we rename directories, we lose a lot of
>> information in the source control system.
>> Necessary yes, but at least we should try to do it just once.
>> As for the naming:
>> posix is the name of a standardized API to unix-like operating systems.
>> winapi is the name of the defacto API to windows systems.
>> Using two trademarks instead of the actual names of the APIs would be
>> silly.
>> And you can run posix software on Windows by installing cygwin et al,
>> and you
>> can run winapi software on Linux by installing wine. But this is not the
>> point,
>> the point is that the built jvm will run primarily using winapi, or
>> primarily
>> using posix.
>> No-one answered my question if we need to track the posix pedigree? I.e.
>> gnu, sysv and bsd?
>> //Fredrik
> I agree it's not a good time to do the renaming but I think it's good to
> discuss and think about the how we might organize the code in the future.
> I don't have strong opinions on the names but "posix" doesn't seem quite
> right just now as we have code in src/solaris/** that is making use of
> APIs that aren't part of POSIX (I think this was Phil's point too). On
> the pedigree then it might be better to cross that bridge when we come
> to it, meaning that we could only really make use of it in conjunction
> with refactoring work.
> You are right that the peculiarities have been worked around to date but
> more have been proposed [1]. Maybe it would be prudent to hold off on
> these changes until the new build is in place.
> -Alan.
> [1]
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/nio-dev/2011-November/001466.html

More information about the build-dev mailing list