MacOS build tool selections for JDK8

David Holmes david.holmes at
Thu May 16 04:18:40 UTC 2013

On 16/05/2013 10:22 AM, David Katleman wrote:
> On 5/13/2013 8:59 AM, David DeHaven wrote:
>> If it were my choice, Mac OS X 10.8 would be the base OS with Xcode
>> 4.6.1 (current) with clang as the officially supported compiler and
>> with an option to use gcc. I don't see why that would't last at least
>> the public lifecycle of JDK8. What I would be more concerned with is
>> the apparent drift from what we know as Mac OS X towards something
>> more iOS-like, that could mean libraries and frameworks we depend on
>> no longer being available, but at that point it wouldn't be the same
>> OS and we'd have to re-evaluate anyways. Sort of like what's happening
>> with Windows 8 right now.
> Sorry for what may be considered muddying the waters, since this is a
> JDK8 discussion.
> What about JDK7 update builds?  We currently use the same set of macosx
> hardware for both 7u & 8.    Does JPRT  / others do so as well, or do
> they maintain separate systems for 7u.

JPRT as far as I know only uses 10.7 systems for builds. The 10.8 
systems can only be used for testing.


>      Dave

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