Missing latest source snapshots for JDK-6

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de
Sun Oct 16 16:34:53 PDT 2011

Hi Dalibor,

thanks again...

Am 15.10.2011 00:57, schrieb Dalibor Topic:
> On 10/14/11 11:58 PM, Ulf Zibis wrote:
>> On the official download page http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
>> I get:
>> - Windows JDK-6 Update 27 binary
>> - Universal JDK-6 Update 25 docs  4 Apr 2011
>> - Universal JDK-6 Update 23 source bundle 12 Nov 2010
>> - No Windows JDK-6 fastdebug binary
>> I think it is fair to expect matching bundles.
> No, not really. For example, JRL was retired last year.
So does that mean, that Oracle JDK-6 Update >23 is no more open source, as the source files are not 
accessible by the public?
I think, on Oracle's download page, the fact, that the available doc and source bundles are from 
older versions, should at least be clearly commented.

>>  From http://download.java.net/openjdk/jdk6/ I get a Build b23 OpenJDK source bundle. But to which official Update does it match?
> Assuming by 'official Update' you mean an Oracle JDK release, the answer is: none.
> See http://blogs.oracle.com/darcy/entry/openjdk_6_genealogy for details.
> If you're looking for some kind of close synchronization between Oracle JDK and OpenJDK releases,
> I'd recommend that you look at JDK 7, as Oracle JDK 7 is based on OpenJDK 7.
Yes, that's my normal basis to work with. But in some cases I need JDK-6 as basis.

>> As I'm on Windows, self-building is not an option. :-(
> It's not that hard. See http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk6/jdk6/raw-file/tip/README-builds.html for details.
> Ask on build-dev if you get stuck.
The hardest Problem is:
The 32-bit OpenJDK Windows build requires Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 (VS2003) Professional 
Edition compiler.


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