When will JDK 9 builds move to requiring the boot JDK be JDK 8?

Fredrik Öhrström oehrstroem at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 06:54:57 UTC 2014

> On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 8:53 AM, Joe Darcy <joe.darcy at oracle.com> wrote:
>>> A broader question this issue raises is why are components like corba
>>> built using the book JDK rather than the JDK they are a part of?
>> As Alan said, for historical reasons only. If you wanted to actually
compile corba/jaxp/jaxws using the new jdk, it would be trivial to change
the build system to do so, since we already do so with nashorn.

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