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

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Tue Apr 7 08:12:02 UTC 2015


That's a fair point. We did aim for 2012 when trying to do this work for 
JDK 8, but it hasn't been tried (at least not that I know) for a while 
now. I agree that perhaps 2010 should be prioritized before 2012 since 
it has been an official compiler. On the other hand, 2012 is much closer 
to 2013 in functionality so it's more likely to continue working for 
longer. In any case, the user can choose between them using 


On 2015-04-02 19:04, Phil Race wrote:
> 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".
> -phil.
> 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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