Ubuntu 11.10 VM including OpenJDK Build Image

Patrick Wright pdoubleya at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 17:11:28 UTC 2012

Perhaps it's more productive at the moment to put the hosting question
aside and work on making the build process "easy" across systems. That
work can be crowd sourced and isn't dependent on Oracle making a
decision about resources and hosting. If we target building within
"clean" OS environments, e.g. hosted in a VM created each time for
that purpose, we have, in principle, complete(?) repeatability and
scriptability. Once we have that, configuring a CI system to create
builds automatically is easy. Individual JUGs or other trusted
community members can host builds to start with. The community can
then look at what the best options are for a locked-down, reliable
hosting environment for builds across the board.

What I'm imagining as a first milestone is a cleaned-up version of
John's build script, as a Bash file, checked into Github with a
Vagrantfile to create the VM and run the script. Then we get people to
bang on that and look at what needs to be done for environment/OS #2,
3, etc.


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