Ubuntu 11.10 VM including OpenJDK Build Image

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 19:58:50 UTC 2012

Hi John,

Good news!  Mike and I have a smaller image (~5Gb), but it's based off
10.04 and we started with a java 7 binary.

Does your image have the jtreg tests running?

We should try and get on Skype later this week to discuss further steps (we
have some temp hosting).  Both Mike and I are on holiday in NZ but will try
to get back into this soon!

Thanks again,


On Monday, 13 February 2012, John Yeary <johnyeary at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have created a very basic installation of Ubuntu 11.10 on a Virtual Box
> VM. It includes all of the tools required to build JDK 8. It is small (10
> GB), but this is still rather large to me. I could put the image up to
> allow people to download it, but that could take some time.Ultimately I
> would like to get the image down to < 4GB so that we can use it on a
> stick. I tried to use Ubuntu Minimal, but could not get it to install on
> less than 4GB. I will see about adding this to the wiki, and also to the
> README-builds.html in the root of the distribution.
> I created a jdk7u build first to bootstrap the jdk8 build and it worked
> perfectly.
> John
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