Producing Compact Profile Builds

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Fri Nov 29 01:33:19 PST 2013

On 29/11/2013 08:19, Martijn Verburg wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just had a few queries from folks who were keen to try the various 
> profile builds but weren't capable of producing them themselves.
> Is this something that could be produced for the early access binaries 
> for people to test?
If folks are able to build the JDK on Linux then "make profiles" will 
create images for each of the Compact Profiles. So it's not too hard 
(but I understand that some people prefer to download a binary).

I don't know of any plans for Oracle to do EA binaries on 
(Oracle do have embedded ports and tooling but this is beyond what is in 
OpenJDK and so this is really commercial bits).

If you manage to get profiles building and get to try out some 
applications then please let us know. The hard part (I think) is getting 
over the assumption that anything that runs on the JRE today should run 
on a subset. This is where the javac -profile option is useful to ensure 
that the code can be compiled for the target profile. Also the jdeps 
tool to looking at the dependencies is also very useful (and it has a 
-profile option so you can quickly see what the minimum profile required 


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