New build system problems

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Mon Jan 28 19:58:00 UTC 2013

>> I was trying out the shiny new build system.

Which is great, and the fact that you provided feedback. Thanks for that.

>> Problem: configure is not executable - must run bash ./configure
>> It's traditional for configure scripts to be executable.
> I would like configure to be executable too, but openjdk has a tradition of not allowing executable files in the source repos.

To avoid the possibility of any executable binaries being put into the OpenJDK "source" repositories, we disallowed
any files with execute permissions. I myself think this is a good policy and I don't think we should change that policy.

I have seen too many files creep into source repositories with execute permissions that were actually mistakes.


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