RFR: JDK-8200083: Bump bootjdk used for JDK 11 at Oracle to JDK 10

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Fri Apr 6 09:50:56 UTC 2018



On 05.04.2018 20:11, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> On 2018-04-04 18:56, Martin Buchholz wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 5:03 PM, David Holmes <david.holmes at oracle.com 
>> <mailto:david.holmes at oracle.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     On 5/04/2018 7:00 AM, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
>>
>>
>>     I have to agree. There can't be two bootJDK versions.
>>
>>
>> I have to disagree.  You could design openjdk to be buildable by any 
>> set of boot JDKs.
>> It's only the fact that javac happens to be written in java that 
>> creates a boot jdk requirement at all.
> It could, but the whole point we are trying to get across is that it 
> adds a pretty large maintenance burden.

[..]

> We are in no need of more build configurations to keep track of. Are you 
> up for taking on that work?

Even if someone wanted to sign up for taking on such work, I think it'd 
be better suited for an update release series under their leadership 
than for the next, in-development JDK release.

For example, if someone sufficiently qualified decided to make future 
JDK 10 updates buildable using the full range of JDK 1.0 - JDK 10, as 
Martin seemingly suggests, they could pursue that effort as future JDK 
10 update maintainers instead of trying to make it work and keep it 
working in the faster paced mainline jdk/jdk development tree.

That way an additional maintenance burden would be created only where 
it's desired and presumably, necessary.

cheers,
dalibor topic
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