Required Solaris Studio version for jdk9 ?

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Thu Mar 30 15:02:44 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:49 AM, Erik Joelsson
<erik.joelsson at> wrote:
> Hello Volker,
> On 2017-03-30 10:33, Volker Simonis wrote:
>> Hi,
>> the current common/doc/ [1] file mentions Studio 12 Update
>> 4 with several patches as the minimal build requirement for jdk9 on
>> Solaris. Is this information still up to date and do you plan to use
>> the mentioned versions for the Java 9 GA build?
> We have no plans for changing any compiler versions before 9 GA.
>> Does somebody know how I can find out the exact patch levels of the
>> installed Studio compiler/backend versions if I'm using a version of
>> Studio which isn't installed locally but on a network share? I tried
>> "-V -verbose=version" but it only shows:
>> $ CC -V -verbose=version
>> CC: Sun C++ 5.13 SunOS_sparc 2014/10/20
>> I've also tried the 'version' tool with the same result:
>> $ version cc
>> cc: Sun C 5.13 SunOS_sparc 2014/10/20
>> The version tool recommends using pkginfo/pkg to get the exact version
>> of the installed studio components, but this obviously doesn't work
>> for a network installation.
> I don't think there is a way unfortunately. The package versions listed in
> the documentation is the version for each package that was the latest
> available when I happened to install them, when I created our compiler
> package. It does seem like the date printed is significant however. In our
> compiler package, cc and CC report this:
> $ cc -V
> cc: Sun C 5.13 SunOS_i386 2014/10/20
> $ CC -V
> CC: Sun C++ 5.13 SunOS_i386 151846-10 2015/10/30
> So it would seem our C++ compiler is newer than yours. I do remember there
> were bugs in the earlier versions of 12.4 C++ which we required fixes for
> before we could switch, so I think you should probably try to upgrade.

Hi Erik,

thanks a lot for your quick answer!
You've reported the version of the x86 version of the compiler though.
Can you confirm, that you use the same versions for Sparc (i.e. are
the two versions always released synchronously)?


> /Erik
>> Thank you and best regards,
>> Volker
>> [1]

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