RFR: JDK-8076531: Switch default compiler on Windows to VS2013

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Thu Apr 2 17:04:45 UTC 2015

I am a bit surprised to note we'd prefer 2012 over 2010.
.. and that we'd been preferring it over 2013. Seems odd to have a version
that was never the 'official' compiler be preferred over offical versions.
It won't affect me as I don't  have 2012 but might affect someone else.
So if someone has just 2010 and 2012 installed, can I assume the build
is 'known to work' ?

Other than that question, "+1".


On 4/2/2015 2:09 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> Hello,
> Please review this change which will make the official switch of the 
> preferred compiler toolchain on Windows for JDK 9.
> Changes are needed in:
> * configure, for changing the default when multiple versions are 
> available
> * jprt.properties, for picking the right type of machine for Oracle 
> internal building
> * README-builds.html to make the documentation a little more correct 
> in reflecting the current state of the build requirements
> Note that README-builds certainly needs a lot more love, but this is 
> not the time for correcting the rest of the mess. I'm only updating 
> the numbers so that it's no longer blatantly wrong.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8076531
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8076531/webrev.01/
> /Erik

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