Official and community supported build platforms for JDK 8 and 9
Magnus Ihse Bursie
magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Fri Nov 21 18:22:24 UTC 2014
A recurring theme in the build-dev list is confusion on which platforms
it is possible to build OpenJDK. Unfortunately, information about this
has not been easy to gather. It has also not been clear what kind of
build issues the Build Team will respond to and with what kind of urgency.
To help address this, I've created a publicly available wiki page:
Support for building on different platforms come in two varieties:
official support and community support.
Oracle defines a number of official build platforms, with carefully
specified versions of operating systems, compilers and other build
tools. If you report a failure to build on any of these platforms, the
report will be processed with high priority from the build team in
Oracle. Under normal circumstances, a build on any of these platforms
will always succeed.
In addition to the official build platforms, OpenJDK can normally be
built on many more platforms. For these platforms, there is no guarantee
that the build will succeed. The Oracle build team can help to solve
some problems encountered, but only on a best-effort basis. In addition
to the Oracle build team, the OpenJDK community at large is welcome to
help with making OpenJDK compile on these platforms.
The official and community supported build platforms are listed on the
wiki page. Note that build support is different for different versions
of the JDK. We welcome updates from the community to the list of
community supported platforms. If you have succeeded (or not!) in
building OpenJDK on a platform that is substantially different from the
ones already listed, please document your experience in the list.
The list of community supported platforms on the wiki is currently much
shorter than the number of platforms I expect OpenJDK to build on. Once
again, please help us by filling in the wiki!
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