WE'RE HIRING: Beta testers for the new hotspot build system!

kirk at kodewerk.com kirk at kodewerk.com
Sun Feb 14 18:58:34 UTC 2016

Hi Magnus,

I’ve tried this new build process on my Mac (OSX 10.11.3 with all latest patches, xcode 7.2.1 with all latest patches) and I get this error.

configure: error: Could not find freetype!
/Users/kirk/Projects/OpenJDK/build-infra-jdk9/common/autoconf/generated-configure.sh: line 82: 5: Bad file descriptor
configure exiting with result code 1

freetype is on my machine. I also went and rebuilt freetype version 6.3.2 (configure, make, sudo make install). It all seemed to end well but the build still failed with the same message. I’ve not dug deeper as of yet.

I have logs from the freetype build and I’ve turned on tracing in the configure script (set -xv). It’s a lot of output so I’ll only send it if you’re interested in taking a peek.

Kind regards,
Kirk Pepperdine

> On Feb 12, 2016, at 12:42 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie <magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com> wrote:
> ... or, well, more to the truth, we're *not* hiring. At least not in the sense that we'll pay you money. But we do want beta testers anyway! :-) Your reward will be a new build system that will work on the systems and configurations you care about, right out of the box, and a fuzzy warm feeling.
> A document that describes how to try out the new build system, and that answers many questions that you might have, is here:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/docs/new-hotspot-build.html <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/docs/new-hotspot-build.html>
> The TL;DR:
> Clone the project forest.
> hg clone http://hg.openjdk.java.net/build-infra/jdk9 <http://hg.openjdk.java.net/build-infra/jdk9> build-infra-jdk9
> cd build-infra-jdk9 && bash get_source.sh [additional closed url]
> The build infra project is constantly on the move. The safest way to get to a working state is by using a tag, e.g. build-infra-beta-01.
> bash common/bin/hgforest.sh update -r build-infra-beta-01
> Build it. This works just as the with old build.
> bash configure && make
> If you have questions or want to report bugs or enhancement requests, please direct them to the build-infra project list build-infra-dev at openjdk.java.net <mailto:build-infra-dev at openjdk.java.net>. Note that this is different from the Build Group mailing list build-dev at openjdk.java.net <mailto:build-dev at openjdk.java.net>.
> Before asking questions, please check http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/docs/new-hotspot-build.html <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/docs/new-hotspot-build.html> to see if they have been answered there first.
> /Magnus

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