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

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Apr 3 11:49:00 UTC 2014

As Chris pointed out, we have a patch that's already been reviewed, so 
making the change is trivial. I do think a bit of a heads up to jdk9-dev 
is a good idea though.


On 2014-04-03 12:04, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 03/04/2014 09:53, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>> I don't see any reason not to make the switch. I filed this bug back 
>> in December:
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8030794
> Thanks, I can't think of any reason either.
> So how do we make this happen? Would a mail to jdk9-dev be sufficient 
> to alert folks about this change? Maybe the error from configure when 
> there isn't a JDK 8 available is sufficient?
> -Alan

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