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

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Tue Mar 24 16:36:54 UTC 2015

Actually, I just noticed that we are indeed setting -def: to the linker. 
Please leave the .def files in the patch.


On 2015-03-24 15:55, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> 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:
> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/28d6s79h.aspx
> /Erik

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