C/C++ IDE support for HotSpot

jesper.wilhelmsson at oracle.com jesper.wilhelmsson at oracle.com
Wed Mar 22 17:45:08 UTC 2017


The project in common/nb_native/nbproject does not have a build configuration for Windows. The project itself should still be usable for browsing the code, but it might require some changes to make it build correctly. If you have a NetBeans / SolarisStudio installation on Windows and want to make the changes required to add a build configuration for Windows I'd be happy to sponsor the change.


> On 22 Mar 2017, at 18:34, Thomas Stüfe <thomas.stuefe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Stanislav,
> last time I checked, there was no support for netbeans on Windows, is that
> still the case?
> Thanks, Thomas
> On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 4:02 PM, Stanislav Smirnov <
> stanislav.smirnov at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Hi Mikael,
>> why do not you try NetBeans that has openjdk project support out of the
>> box?
>> common/nb_native/nbproject
>> Best regards,
>> Stanislav Smirnov
>>> On 22 Mar 2017, at 17:21, Mikael Gerdin <mikael.gerdin at oracle.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I've finally grown tired of manually setting up a hand crafted Eclipse
>> CDT configuration for the JVM sources and decided to share my progress
>> towards improving the overall situation for JVM developers.
>>> To achieve better IDE support without having to add project generators
>> for all different kinds of past or future IDEs I've decided to try to
>> leverage CMake to do project generation.
>>> The idea is to have the JDK build system generate a CMakeLists.txt
>> describing all the include paths and definitions required by an IDE to
>> interpret the sources correctly.
>>> Several modern IDEs natively support CMake but we can also rely on the
>> fact that the CMake build system has the ability to generate projects for a
>> number of different IDEs. For information about which generators CMake
>> supports see
>>> https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.5/manual/cmake-generators.7.html
>>> for your CMake version.
>>> To try this out check out (heh) my branch "JDK-8177329-cmake-branch" in
>> the jdk10/sandbox forest:
>>> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk10/sandbox/branches
>>> So far I've only made changes in the toplevel and hotspot repositories.
>>> I've written a short readme in the repo:
>>> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk10/sandbox/raw-file/JDK-
>> 8177329-cmake-branch/README-cmake.html
>>> It would be great if people tried this out to see if it works on their
>> setup but I don't expect it to work on Windows without changing the
>> makefile to do path conversion.
>>> If we can make this work properly then perhaps we can get rid of the
>> Visual Studio generator and rely on CMake to generate VS projects.
>>> It would also be great if someone from build-dev could give me some
>> hints about how to do the file writing and "vardeps" thing properly.
>>> Thanks
>>> /Mikael

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