<AWT Dev> RfR JDK-8055831 Open Source Java Access Bridge

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Tue Mar 24 14:55:16 UTC 2015

On 2015-03-24 14:08, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
>> JavaAccessBridge.DEF is pretty empty.  I'll see if the build will work
>> without it.
>> WinAccessBridge.DEF seems like it might be needed.  What do you think?
> Is it accessed by the compiler? Unless it is given as input to the 
> compiler or linker command line, it is not used in the build. Unless 
> the microsoft compiler does some magic trick and picks up files 
> unasked based on filename, that is. (Unlikely but not impossible, but 
> I'd like to see that proved.)
The .DEF file is not used unless the linker is called with '-def 
file.def'. AFAIK, we never did that in the jdk build. More info can be 
found here:


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