Required Solaris Studio version for jdk9 ?

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Thu Mar 30 15:07:09 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 11:22 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie
<magnus.ihse.bursie at> wrote:
> 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?
> Just FYI, no one has updated that file in a long time, so it's probably not
> correct. I am in the process of updating it right now, but have not yet
> started looking into the required compiler version section. If you find out
> anything you'd like to share, I'd really appreciate it. :-)

Sorry but I don't have much more to add than Erik :)
It may be useful though to list the date together with the version
because there seems to be a correlation between the exact version and
the date. And this may help people like us who use a network
installation of the compiler and can't easily find the exact version.


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

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