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

Joe Darcy joe.darcy at oracle.com
Thu Apr 3 17:01:23 UTC 2014

On 04/03/2014 09:33 AM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 8:53 AM, Joe Darcy <joe.darcy at oracle.com 
> <mailto:joe.darcy at oracle.com>> wrote:
>     A broader question this issue raises is why are components like
>     corba built using the book JDK rather than the JDK they are a part of?
> If we're cross-compiling, the JDK being built may never be executable

But the code in the jdk repository in JDK N is built such that it can 
use the language features and new libraries of JDK N. In contrast, the 
code in the corba (and IIRC jaxp and jaxws) repo is restricted to using 
features in the boot JDK, typically JDK (N-1).


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