RFR: JDK-8189056 javadoc target for stable specdiff comparisons

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Oct 19 14:13:58 UTC 2017

I believe this looks good for generating the docs. For consumption, we 
also need to define a new bundle and configure Jib to upload it.


On 2017-10-19 14:30, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> From the bug report: "For JSR 383 (Java SE 18.3), we need weekly diffs 
> of the Java SE 18.3 API specification. The current "doc-javase" 
> makefile target always uses the most recent version of the javadoc 
> tool (i.e. the tool that was just built). Unfortunately, this 
> introduces unwanted diffs that are due to changes in the javadoc 
> tool's formatting of the specification. A means to use a fixed version 
> of the javadoc tool so that the only detected changes are those to the 
> specification itself is needed."
> I have introduced a new class of documentation, "docs-reference", that 
> will create up-to-date javadoc using the Boot JDK javadoc, and a fixed 
> set of options.
> Note that this bug is blocked on JDK-8189094 (Change required boot jdk 
> to JDK 9). I will await that patch to enter jdk10/master before 
> pushing this, but my preliminary testing indicates that there will be 
> no issues. (However, with JDK 8 as Boot JDK, this will not work, since 
> the command line options is not accepted by JDK 8 javadoc.) If it 
> turns out that more fixing is needed, I'll reiterate this review 
> before pushing.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8189056
> WebRev: 
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8189056-reference-javadoc/webrev.01
> /Magnus

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