RFR: JDK-8071767 Improve names and dependencies for image targets

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Wed Feb 4 08:33:32 UTC 2015

On 3/02/2015 11:17 PM, Ingemar Aberg wrote:
> Some of the target names in the makefiles are inconsistent and does not
> clearly reflect what they do. They should be improved but the old names
> should be kept as aliases for people who are used to them.
> Examples:
> images -> product-images
> docs -> docs-image

I find "images" and "docs" quite clear as-is. I don't understand what a 
"docs-image" might be. And "product" is totally subjective and easily 
confused with a "release" build versus fastdebug etc.

Maybe because of things like "exploded-image" (which is what? what is 
the unexploded image?) the use of "image" alone is less clear, but still 
"product-image" doesn't seem right.



> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8071767
> Webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8071767-improved-global-make-targets/webrev.01/
> Thaks Magnus for publishing this webrev for me.
> /ingo

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