Forest Extension - Not to be found?

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Wed Jul 27 15:57:22 UTC 2011

On Jul 27, 2011, at 8:47 AM, Mario Torre wrote:

> Il giorno mer, 27/07/2011 alle 08.27 -0700, Kelly O'Hair ha scritto:
>> On Jul 26, 2011, at 9:52 PM, Weijun Wang wrote:
>>> Then maybe you should also change BOOTDIR to jdk7.
>> Good catch, yes the BOOT jdk MUST be jdk7 now, jdk6 will not work due to the
>> jdk7 features being added to the jdk8 sources.
> Right, I will amend this (my change were documentation only so far
> though) but this is not too early now?

Not too early.

> I think jdk8 can still build with jdk6 at this point, because no new
> features have been added yet that prevent it to work, or am I wrong?

Maybe the changes haven't hit the master yet, or the jdk8/build forest, but they are in the jdk8/tl

The java buildtools are starting to use the jdk7 language features, and these are built with the boot
jdk. And I suspect that langtools has started to use the jdk7 language features too, which also needs
to be built with the boot jdk.
So if jdk6 can be used now, that will not last long.


> Cheers,
> Mario

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