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

Sergey Bylokhov Sergey.Bylokhov at
Thu May 10 15:57:51 UTC 2012

Hi, Magnus.
I tried to use the new building system to build jdk 8 on windows 7 x64 
and found that freetype2 library is necessary, but as far I understand 
it should not be necessary for closed jdk.

12.04.2012 13:47, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> 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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