OpenJDK builds: Ant build issues with jdk (netbeans) sub-projects - awt2d, j2se and jarzip

Mani Sarkar sadhak001 at
Sat Jan 5 00:39:39 UTC 2013

Hi All,

I have furthered my pursuits with building *OpenJDK projects *by building
the JDK sub-projects like swing, etc... but came across issues with
building 3 different projects which I wasn't able to build due
configuration issues. These sub-projects are located under the netbeans
subfolder under the .../jdk/make/ folder.

They all are getting compiled for version 8 with the below args (which is
leading to a build failure):

   -source 8 -target 8




Where is this version configuration set for these projects, that I can
change either through file changes or alternative setting
changes? My other question is why are there no make files available for the
jdk sub-projects (i.e. *awt2d, j2se,* etc...) except for under
*javax/swing*has make files to build this project instead Ant
build.xml files are
available. Is it possible to hook these ant files with the new build
system, instead of only being able to build the sub-projects via the old
build system (using the ALT_... variables via make.options).



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