When will JDK 9 builds move to requiring the boot JDK be JDK 8?

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Apr 3 08:53:11 UTC 2014

I don't see any reason not to make the switch. I filed this bug back in 


On 2014-04-03 10:43, Alan Bateman wrote:
> We had problems in jdk9/dev in the last day or so where there were 
> changes pushed to the corba repo that use APIs that are new in JDK 8. 
> This caused problems when building jdk9/dev with a 7uX build as the 
> boot JDK and made it obvious that there are a mix of boot JDKs in use 
> (some people use 7uX, some use 8).
> I'm wondering when is the time to move to requiring the boot JDK be a 
> JDK 8 build? This came up in December too when a change to langtools 
> had to be reserved in order to keep jdk9/dev building with a 7uX build 
> as the boot JDK.
> Are there any reasons not to switch now?
> -Alan.

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