Producing Compact Profile Builds

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at
Fri Nov 29 02:16:35 PST 2013

Hi Alan,

Thanks - I've passed that onto folks - some of us will give that a go on
the OpenJDK hackday we're running in London tomorrow.


On 29 November 2013 09:33, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at> wrote:

> 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 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 is).
> -Alan
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