Improving OpenJDK portability - platform specific C conditionals

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Tue Jul 19 07:56:20 PDT 2011

On Jul 18, 2011, at 11:05 PM, Steve Poole wrote:

>> We are heading toward a ./configure process in jdk8, just no specifics yet.
> That's good news -  this is important to me to get sorted out.   When you say "heading towards" does that mean
> there is a discussion thread somewhere in OpenJDK where this is being discussed?   (There are so many mailing lists :-) )

We are investigating possibly using autoconf, but it's not clear it will work for us in all situations
and platforms. The JDK is not your typical open source project, and sometimes the common open
source tools just don't work well. But the basic ./configure concept is what we want.
It's more of an investigation, and not really a discussion.

If and when the discussion happens, it will be on the build-infra mailing list.


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