Building on Fedora 6
aph at redhat.com
Thu May 10 11:05:55 UTC 2007
Kelly O'Hair writes:
> Andrew Haley wrote:
> > Which reminds me: is there any need for JDK 1.6 in all of this?
> > The openjdk-7-ea-src-b12-06_may_2007.zip used as the source of
> > the "binary blobs" is a full JDK, is it not? So it could be used
> > as the bootstrap JDK -- there's no need for JDK 1.6.
> Officially, we boot from the previous FCS jdk (1.6.0), unofficially,
> jdk 1.5 or jdk 1.7 would work as a boot jdk.
> I suppose it may become an issue later if we somehow become dependent
> on a jdk 1.6 feature that jdk 1.5 won't work, but I don't know of any
> issue like that on the horizon. A jdk 1.5 might be already available
> on your system.
> Using a boot of jdk 1.7 may have some risks, but should in general
> Note that the "binary plugs" are indeed full jdk 7 images right now,
> but none of the files will have execute permissions.
OK, so I had to
chmod -R +x /home/aph/openjdk/jdk1.7.0//bin
> The binary plugs are distributed with a different license that allows
> their use as 'binary plugs'. I'd probably keep the binary plugs
> separate from the boot jdk, but that's just me.
> Also the binary plugs will need to be updated every time you freshen
> up your openjdk sources, the boot jdk is a pretty static thing.
Anyway, this works Just Fine. It's only necessary for developers on
GNU/Linux to download jdk-7-ea-plug-b12-linux-amd64-06_may_2007.jar
and openjdk-7-ea-src-b12-06_may_2007.zip: gcj is quite capable of
running the self-extracting Jar file.
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