RFR: JDK-8078437: Enable use of devkits for Windows
erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Apr 23 16:42:38 UTC 2015
Internally at Oracle, we have been using devkits for building on Linux
and Solaris. We would like to extend this to also work on Windows for
our internal build servers. Using a devkit simplifies build server setup
and maintenance greatly by not having to pre install a certain version
of Visual Studio but instead being able to just plop down a bundle with
the correct version.
This patch provides a script that generates the devkit for VS2013 (for
future reference and documentation) and changes configure to accept it
using the --with-devkit option.
Configuring a build to use the installed Visual Studio will continue to
work as before and will most likely continue to be the preferred way of
building for most developers.
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