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

Kelly O'Hair kellyohair at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 15:57:23 UTC 2014

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..


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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