encumbrances update

Dan Fabulich dan at fabulich.com
Thu Aug 2 07:19:04 UTC 2007

Anthony Petrov wrote:

> I'm afraid that until someone tells us exactly: "I've got the following 
> problems with builds on Windows: this, this, and this", we can't help you at 
> all, can we?..

Of course you can! :-)  What I'm suggesting is that someone at Sun *test* 
the Windows build on their end, using the same OpenJDK source, plugs, and 
documentation that we're following, to make sure that the build can work 
at least once.

Specifically, we know for sure that all of the builds we've gotten so far 
can't be built on Windows using the provided binary plugs (due to at least 
one missing file); the hope is that b17 will make it possible to build on 
Windows.  What I'm asking is that someone at Sun try it out once, just to 
make sure.

I'm looking for someone to say "this build works for me; it is possible to 
build this code without patching it."  Think of it as doing QA on the 
build process.  If it doesn't work for Sun engineers, it certainly won't 
work for us.


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