Review Request: Build-infra update
erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Wed May 16 12:32:03 UTC 2012
The build-infra project has been quite productive and would like to push
an update to the new build in jdk8.
All webrevs can be found here:
What's new in this push?
* Makefile conversion is basically done (a few minor exceptions but all
code is compiled by new makefiles now).
* Solaris ia32 is now as binary compatible with the old build as linux is.
* Build speed is significantly improved since only new makefiles are
used. (Rough examples for full open build: Linux 7min, Solaris ia32
7min, Windows 22min)
* Windows still builds and is runnable.
* Several bugfixes.
Why push now, it's not all done yet?
The main driver for this push is the jigsaw project that needs to
consume the full conversion of the makefiles in order to work on the
jigsaw build. We also think that people trying out the new build will
enjoy the speed improvement. Of course we also welcome more feedback on
the new build system.
More information about the build-dev