need to build a DLL for an openjdk test

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at
Thu Jun 4 20:31:01 UTC 2015

On 2015-06-04 21:20, Lussier, Denis wrote:
> In my personal JDK6/7 experience from a couple years back, the Windows
> OpenJDK build environment is an order of magnitude trickier to work thru
> than the Linux one.    You need outdated versions of lots of tools,
> utilities, environments, compilers and operating systems to get it all
> right (a single binary that runs on old & new Windows versions with just a
> simple non-root install with no rebooting).

I'm not really sure how this comment ties in with the rest of the 
discussion, but I just wanted to enlighten you on the fact that much 
have changed since then. Ever since JDK8, the new build system based on 
configure is in place, which greatly simplifies building, even on 
Windows. True, it's often somewhat more tricky to setup a working build 
environment on Windows, but the difference is not that great. If you 
have a basic cygwin and Microsofts build toolchain installed, then 
configure will guide you through the process of getting the rest of the 
build requirements.


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