When will JDK 9 builds move to requiring the boot JDK be JDK 8?
kellyohair at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 17:36:19 UTC 2014
Good to hear.
On Apr 4, 2014, at 10:26 AM, Fredrik Öhrström wrote:
> You are right Kelly, the old build system did use the idlj from the boot jdk.
> The new build, does build a bootstrap idlj, as can be seen here:
> he http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk9/jdk9/corba/file/14e7fbdd1dcb/make/GensrcCorba.gmk
> And uses this bootstrap idlj to compile the idl files, so at least that odd boot jdk dependency is removed.
> 2014-04-04 17:57 GMT+02:00 Kelly O'Hair <kellyohair at gmail.com>:
> As I recall, corba builds do some code generation with idlj, which is in corba I think, so a boot jdk version of idlj
> would need to be built and run with the boot jdk, then you could build everything with the new jdk.
> Or so I recall..
> On Apr 3, 2014, at 11:54 PM, Fredrik Öhrström wrote:
> >> On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 8:53 AM, Joe Darcy <joe.darcy at oracle.com> wrote:
> >>>> A broader question this issue raises is why are components like corba
> >>>> built using the book JDK rather than the JDK they are a part of?
> >>> As Alan said, for historical reasons only. If you wanted to actually
> > compile corba/jaxp/jaxws using the new jdk, it would be trivial to change
> > the build system to do so, since we already do so with nashorn.
> > //Fredrik
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