RFR: JDK-8078437: Enable use of devkits for Windows

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Fri Apr 24 17:04:20 UTC 2015

Looks good to me. 


> 23 apr 2015 kl. 18:42 skrev Erik Joelsson <erik.joelsson at oracle.com>:
> Hello,
> 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.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8078437
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8078437/webrev.01/
> /Erik

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