Ubuntu 11.10 VM including OpenJDK Build Image

Dalibor Topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Sun Feb 12 22:55:42 UTC 2012

On 2/12/12 1:13 PM, John Yeary 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.

I think that even better then an actual VirtualBox image would be to have 
repeatable, automated steps to create (customized, even) images using 
something like http://vagrantup.com/ (or whatever people are most familiar with). 

A downside of distributing actual images, beside sheer size, is that updating 
& regenerating them for different purposes becomes a chore. On the other hand, 
a VirtualBox image build script would be a lot more interesting, as it could be
customized for different purposes - a 'just-enough-to-build' variant, a 
jdk8/6/7u/jigsaw/lamdba variant, etc.

> I created a jdk7u build first to bootstrap the jdk8 build and it worked
> perfectly.

Good to hear! 

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