Improving OpenJDK portability - platform specific C conditionals

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Tue Jul 19 08:51:11 PDT 2011

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Kelly O'Hair <kelly.ohair at> wrote:
> 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.

That's true, unfortunately. Please don't forget the Windows build, and
the cross build for Windows/Itanium. I know that not may people care
about it, but some still have to do it (unfortunately:)

> 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.
> -kto

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