First build-infra push to jdk8 -- try out the new build system!
Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de
Fri Apr 20 18:44:17 UTC 2012
when building parts of the JDK, mostly the presence of a C-compiler is asked and therefore required,
even if there are no C-sources to be compiled by this package. E.G. one can't build the
java.nio.charset package without a C-compiler installed. This is especially problematic on Windows,
because MS Visual Studio is not regularly available.
So I ask to change those parts of the build process.
Am 12.04.2012 11:47, schrieb Magnus Ihse Bursie:
> The build-infra project  has been working for a while with creating a new build system. The
> goals of the project include, but are not limited to, improved build performance and improved ease
> of use.
> The first part of this project has now been pushed to the jdk8 master forest. This means that the
> new build system is available for you to try out! The old build system is still there, and if you
> want to continue to use it, you will notice no difference (for now...).
> But if you are interested in trying the new build system, we welcome you to experiment with it!
> The basic operation is:
> cd common/makefiles
> More information is available in the new build README . If you want to try the new build
> system, please read it first.
> Please note that the new build system is not yet complete. We do not yet have full platform
> support, nor are all parts of the old build converted (but then we fall back on the old build
> system), and there are likely to be bugs. Most of all, we need to have exposure on a wide range of
> different build systems, since the reality is always so much messier than you'd want to believe.
> :-) Please help us to resolve such issues early by trying the new build system!
> Any questions or discussions on the new build system should be sent to build-dev at openjdk.java.net.
>  http://openjdk.java.net/projects/build-infra/index.html
>  http://openjdk.java.net/projects/build-infra/guide.html
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