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

Fredrik Öhrström oehrstroem at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 17:26:21 UTC 2014

You are right Kelly, the old build system did use the idlj from the boot

The new build, does build a bootstrap idlj, as can be seen here:

And uses this bootstrap idlj to compile the idl files, so at least that odd
boot jdk dependency is removed.


2014-04-04 17:57 GMT+02:00 Kelly O'Hair <kellyohair at gmail.com>:

> As I recall, corba builds do some code generation with idlj, which is in
> corba I think, so a boot jdk version of idlj
> would need to be built and run with the boot jdk, then you could build
> everything with the new jdk.
> Or so I recall..
> -kto
> On Apr 3, 2014, at 11:54 PM, Fredrik Öhrström wrote:
> >>
> >> 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.
> >
> > //Fredrik
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