RFR: 8016780: (xs) README-builds.html misses crucial requirement on bootstrap JDK

Stuart Marks stuart.marks at oracle.com
Wed Jun 19 00:23:56 UTC 2013

On 6/18/13 2:16 AM, Chris Hegarty wrote:
> On 06/18/2013 10:02 AM, David Holmes wrote:
>> I don't think we should simply say
>> "Do not use a build of JDK 8 as the boot JDK for building JDK 8."
>> as that doesn't explain what the issue is. If I'm building the JDK for
>> my own use I can use JDK8. So how about:
>> "JDK 8 developers should not use JDK 8 as the boot JDK, to ensure that
>> code changes are compatible with building using JDK 7."
> This suggested wording, along with Stuarts other additions to the README, look
> fine. I think this should be pushed, and the other issues handled separately.

Guys, thanks for the review and comments. I've just pushed a change to 
README-builds.html that adopts a modified version of David's suggestion, the 
essence of which is changing "Do not use..." to "JDK 8 developers should not 


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