Official and community supported build platforms for JDK 8 and 9

Jiri Vanek jvanek at
Thu Nov 27 13:03:11 UTC 2014

On 11/21/2014 09:55 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for creating this!
> * Magnus Ihse Bursie <magnus.ihse.bursie at> [2014-11-21 13:22]:
>> To help address this, I've created a publicly available wiki page:
> Can you clarify what "Works correctly" means? Does it mean just building
> or does it include building and running? For example, OpenJDK 8 probably
> fails to build (or at least it used to fail to build) on most Linux
> distributions that were using Make 4.0. A patch was needed to fix that,
> but when that was fixed, OpenJDK 8 would build and run just fine. In
> cases like this, is it better to say "works correctly" and/or "builds
> with workarounds" or something else entirely?
> How about adding a column named "last checked" or "last updated" to make
> it obvious when building on that platform was last checked?
> Thanks,
> Omair


At first, really thank you for this page,
Looking at it today, I need to update, that there is nothing like Fedora 9 alive.

I'm maintaining  Openjdk for Fedora and Rhel so there is updated list - probably for "community builds":
Fedora 19, 20,21,  - works flawlessly  - we have u25here
notes: have patches to build on non intel arches, have patches to use system  libjpg, libpng and 
lcms. (generally all selected intree libraries, the workarounds are only customizations)

Fedora rawhide (future 22) - the same as above, except we have u40 here, and 
libjpeg-turbo-1.4-compat.patch to build with newest libjpg. (so here not flawlessly, but " Works 
partially or workaround(s) needed"

Openjdk8 is now available only in 6.6:
again, works flawlessly
notes: have patches to use system  libjpg, libpng and lcms (generally all selected intree libraries)

If I may speak my opinion, then it is worthy to add to this page also  Openjdk7 and 6 (even when it 
have different maintainer then Oracle. People are keeping asking about those builds).

I will keep you informed when something from above changes, or  some other jdk is supported on 

Also if you decide to include jdk6/7 I will send you detailed information.

Thank you!

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