RFR : JDK-8202387: javac --release 11 not supported

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Fri May 4 01:27:26 UTC 2018


It would be even better, perhaps in a subsequent update, if 
did not have to be updated for each release ... i.e. by changing A to B, 
and soon to C etc. The version
letter can surely be inferred by the system.

-- Jon

On 05/03/2018 11:07 AM, Jan Lahoda wrote:
> Hi,
> Bug:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8202387
> This patch adds historical data for JDK 10 and adds support for 
> --release 11.
> To simplify adding new platforms, the CreateSymbols tool is updated to 
> support incrementally adding platform support. So now it is possible 
> to run command like:
> <jdk10>/bin/java <classpath-setup> 
> build.tools.symbolgenerator.CreateSymbols 
> build-description-incremental symbols include.list
> to add historical data for JDK 10. In the future it might even be 
> possible to use the source launcher so that one would not need to 
> compile the tool before use.
> The webrevs are split into two:
> -updating the CreateSymbols tool, and adding a test that verifies that 
> "--release <current>" works (as suggested):
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jlahoda/8202387/code.00/
> -actually adding the data for JDK 10, and adding --release 11:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jlahoda/8202387/data.00/
> How does this look?
> Thanks,
>     Jan

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