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

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Thu Apr 5 00:31:10 UTC 2018

I presume build folk are aware that older compilers produce more portable
My own rule of thumb is to use 5 year old compilers - battle tested, well
aged, but haven't turned to vinegar yet.

On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Erik Joelsson <erik.joelsson at oracle.com>

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

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