RFR: JDK-8200375: Change to GCC 7.3.0 for building Linux at Oracle

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Apr 5 00:08:26 UTC 2018

On 2018-04-04 17:05, David Holmes wrote:
> On 4/04/2018 4:14 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>> This patch changes the default devkit used to produce builds for 
>> Linux x64 at Oracle. The new devkit is based on GCC 7.3.0.
>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8200375/webrev.01/
> What does the final part of gcc7.3.0-OEL6.4+1.0 refer to? It was 1.3 
> and is now 1.0.
It's an internal version string for the devkit. I bump it when making 
changes that aren't changing the compiler or sysroot versions, like 
adding another library to the sysroot (e.g. libffi, freetype). I figured 
restarting it at 1.0 at times like this makes sense.

> David
>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8200375
>> /Erik

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