Tools for HotSpot source browsing

Ivan Krylov ivan at
Fri Feb 5 14:40:46 UTC 2016

And if that navigation does not work for any reason - Netbeans has a 
wizard to build a (C++) project out of a makefile.
SO if you can build hotspot in a command line using make - you can build 
it inside Netbeans and Netbeans will pick up all dependencies, call 
graphs, etc.


On 04/02/2016 20:16, Vladimir Ivanov wrote:
> Roman,
> There's a NetBeans project for the whole jdk in the jdk forest 
> (<root>/common/nb_native). Just open it and navigation should work 
> out-of-box.
> Best regards,
> Vladimir Ivanov
> [1]
> On 2/3/16 4:41 PM, Roman Kovalenko wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I would like to navigate and read OpenJDK HotSpot sources. Usually I use
>> IDE for related tasks, but looks like some popular IDE's (I tried Clion,
>> KDevelop, NetBeans, Eclipse) aren't prepared by default to work with 
>> such
>> projects (I want to ctrl+click method usages to find definitions 
>> etc.), and
>> I think, the best option I have now, vim + grep, is not good enough.
>> Could anyone provide some info about or share manual?

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