Successfully building 32- and 64-bit OpenJDK 8 on WinXP/64bit with free tools only

Ben Evans benjamin.john.evans at
Sat Oct 29 11:11:44 UTC 2011

Hi Henri,

Stephen Bannasch produces OSX builds as tarballs, and posts about them
on mlvm-dev.

They aren't .dmg-based installers, so people have to understand how to
integrate them manually (and e.g. set JAVA_HOME) to use them, but I've
managed to use them from the command line very successfully.

The latest one is:

Stephen - could you perhaps post news of your builds to these
mailgroups as well?



On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 9:21 AM, Henri Gomez <henri.gomez at> wrote:
> Interesting.
> Wondering if we could do the same for OS/X.
> Is it supported allready ?
> 2011/10/28 Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at>:
>> Hi,
>> I've put together a short description on how to build both, a 64- and
>> a 32-bit version of OpenJDK 8 on a plain, vanilla WindowsXP 64-bit
>> operating system using only free (as in free beer) tools:
>> It seems as if  it is not that hard anymore nowadays:)
>> Regards,
>> Volker

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