First build-infra push to jdk8 -- try out the new build system!
Sergey.Bylokhov at oracle.com
Thu May 10 15:57:51 UTC 2012
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  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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