FYI: Build system rewrite in Ant

Mario Torre neugens.limasoftware at
Wed Apr 1 08:41:30 UTC 2015

2015-04-01 10:33 GMT+02:00 Magnus Ihse Bursie <magnus.ihse.bursie at>:
> The build system currently uses make to build OpenJDK. This is a technology that has been around for decades, and in places this legacy clearly shows.
> An alternative build tool, Ant, is based on cutting-edge technology. Compared to the native GNU Make, Ant is based on Java™ technology, which makes portability issues a thing of the past. Ant is also directed using modern XML systems, with well-defined tags, compared to the aged and idiosyncratic Makefile syntax.

To be honest, I'm pretty disappointed by this move. In 2015 and with
the advancements in the JVM technology, I would have expected that
OpenJDK would be able to know how to build itself *without* a build



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