Incorrect bootstrap jdk in documentation

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at
Sat Apr 21 15:07:43 UTC 2012

Hi John,

I'm not sure going forwards if the documentation is supposed to cover all
OpenJDK forests (in terms of version numbers, that is, OpenJDK 7 and
OpenJDK 8) or whether the documentation will diverge depending on what
forest you're in. I've got a few doc patches I'm holding off on until we
know which way this is going to go.

I've CC'd in Cecilia and Iris, (Ben and I had a meeting with Cecilia and
Tomas about this last week) to see if they can shed some light, as I know
they're intending to update the developer docs shortly.


On 17 April 2012 15:03, John Oliver <johno at> wrote:

> I was building jdk8 and noticed that your documentation generally states
> that you need a jdk 1.6.0 as a bootstrap, in the following files:
> When I tried to build using 1.6.0 I received the following:
> ERROR:Your  BOOTDIR  environment variable doesnot  point
>       to a validJDK  for  bootstrapping this build.
>       A  JDK  8   build must be bootstrapped using
>       JDK  1.7.0  fcs (or  later).
>       Apparently, your bootstrapJDK  is version1.6.0
>       Please  update yourALT_BOOTDIR  settingand  start your build again.
> When I retried using 1.7.0 as a bootstrap it was fine. I presume those
> files need to be updated to reflect that you now need at least 1.7.0.
> Thanks
> John
> --
> John Oliver
> InsightfulLogic
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