First build-infra push to jdk8 -- try out the new build system!

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at
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 [1] 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
>   ../autoconf/configure
>   make
> More information is available in the new build README [2]. 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
> /Magnus
> [1]
> [2]

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