RFR (XS) 8022740 - Visual 2008 IDE build is broken

Tim Bell tim.bell at oracle.com
Sat Aug 10 18:08:06 UTC 2013

On 08/10/13 10:07 AM, Daniel D. Daugherty wrote:
> |I don't think that VS2008 was ever fully tested/used as a build
> environment for any HSX release. This means that you may run into
> strange failures that don't happen with VS2003 or VS2010. Yes, I'm
> reasonably sure that we didn't fully test or use VS2005 either.|

We got the hotspot build working with VS2008 fairly early in the 
project.  I don't recall who helped me, but I'm sure I got help from VM 
engineers on that:


After a long list of fixes in other areas of JDK7 while trying to get 
the entire product to build, there was no end in sight, and the project 
was put on hold until VS2010 came along.  See bug# 6523947 and the 
related reports listed there:



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