Building Javac Code

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Tue May 6 15:36:08 UTC 2014

Unless you have specific reasons for using jdk7, I recommend using the 
latest released version of javac in the jdk8 repositories.

If you are new to OpenJDK, I would recommend getting the full source 
code for OpenJDK and building that, which includes building javac. The 
build system in JDK 8 is much improved over that in JDK 7 and makes 
building the full product much easier.   You can find build instructions 
by searching for "build OpenJDK 8".

-- Jon

On 05/05/2014 06:55 AM, Daisy Nkweteyim wrote:
> Hi
> I hope I'm on the right mailing list.
> I downloaded the javac source code from 
> I looked at the README 
> on how to build it here
> 1).  First of all I don't have the exact files and directories 
> indicated in the README
> 2) To build I have to access the installation directory then run ant.  
> How is the download​
> ​ zip file installed?
> Thanks. ​
> /Daisy Nkweteyim
> Cameroon/
> ​ ​

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