code review request for 6880112, Coin: use diamond in core libraries

Rémi Forax forax at
Tue Dec 21 08:10:41 UTC 2010

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On 12/20/2010 11:43 PM, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> Not sure about a policy, but yes typically we require the previous JDK 
> release to be
> the "boot" jdk. However, the policy, if you want to call it that, has 
> relaxed a bit, it does
> need to be a previously released jdk.
> We require a jdk6u14 or newer for jdk7, and I suspect the newer jdk6 
> update releases
> also require jdk6u14 or newer as a 'boot' jdk.
> The jdk7 javac compiler (langtools repository) needs to build and run 
> with the 'boot' jdk.
> There are other sets of Java sources in jdk7 that may also need to be 
> jdk6-ish, like the jax*
> sources.
> -kto
> On Dec 20, 2010, at 2:20 PM, Paul Benedict wrote:
>> I once heard/read that Sun had a policy where JDK N had to built with
>> the JDK N-1 compiler. I suppose that's not true anymore?

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