Proposal to update build documentation

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Tue Apr 8 08:21:26 UTC 2014

Build documentation is certainly in need of a lot of love. I'm sure 
Magnus will have something to add to this, but from me I very much 
welcome this initiative.


On 2014-04-08 09:40, Martijn Verburg wrote:
> Hi all,
> The Adoption Group is about to embark on it's migration of all of its
> documentation on building OpenJDK ( contains a bunch
> of pages). We found your group page at
> wiki at
> and figured our
> documentation should really fall under your gropup's banner (we can
> reference it from the Adoption Group for new comers).
> So our proposal is to:
> 1.) Compare the docs that we have vs what's contained in the various
> README-builds.html files
> 2.) Send in patches to README-builds.html where appropriate
> 3.) Only document temporary workarounds / known issues etc in the Build
> group's wiki
> And the one I was more uncertain about:
> * Document uncommon build scenarios Build group's wiki, e.g. What certain
> unusual flags mean and so forth.
> Does this sound reasonable?  I'm happy to walk through the existing
> documentation set that we have with someone so you have a clear idea on
> what we're proposing to bring across.
> Cheers,
> Martijn

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