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

Chris Hegarty chris.hegarty at oracle.com
Wed Jun 19 09:23:37 UTC 2013

On 19/06/2013 09:01, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> On 2013-06-19 03:10, Stuart Marks wrote:
>> --
>> I have half a mind to look at the Configure changes myself in my spare
>> time (ha!), but I have no spare time, and I don't have the expertise
>> in this area anyway. So anyone is welcome to pick this up. In
>> principle it should be fairly simple, and I think it's fairly
>> important. This isn't the first time someone's been bitten by having
>> the wrong boot JDK version, and it won't be the last.
> Currently, configure checks that the found boot jdk is 7 or 8. Do we
> really want to actively prevent using 8 all together? I could agree to
> printing a big warning in the summary at the end of configure to
> discourage it, but I do believe it necessary to have the ability to
> build with 8 for tracking down certain bugs.



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