Review Request: Build-infra update
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed May 16 12:49:31 UTC 2012
On 16/05/2012 13:32, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> 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
> * 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.
One thing about the update is that it adds a compile time dependency on
javax.tools.annotation.GenerateNativeHeader to many areas. I think this
requires consideration from a modularity perspective.
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