Fwd: Official and community supported build platforms for JDK 8 and 9

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 20:18:59 UTC 2014

Hi all,

Since many of you are first time build enthusiasts - here's a very useful


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Omair Majid <omajid at redhat.com>
Date: 21 November 2014 at 20:55
Subject: Re: Official and community supported build platforms for JDK 8 and
To: Magnus Ihse Bursie <magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com>
Cc: jdk8-dev at openjdk.java.net, build-dev <build-dev at openjdk.java.net>,
jdk9-dev at openjdk.java.net


Thanks for creating this!

* Magnus Ihse Bursie <magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com> [2014-11-21 13:22]:
> To help address this, I've created a publicly available wiki page:
> https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/Build/Supported+build+platforms

Can you clarify what "Works correctly" means? Does it mean just building
or does it include building and running? For example, OpenJDK 8 probably
fails to build (or at least it used to fail to build) on most Linux
distributions that were using Make 4.0. A patch was needed to fix that,
but when that was fixed, OpenJDK 8 would build and run just fine. In
cases like this, is it better to say "works correctly" and/or "builds
with workarounds" or something else entirely?

How about adding a column named "last checked" or "last updated" to make
it obvious when building on that platform was last checked?


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