RFR: JDK-8200083: Bump bootjdk requirement for JDK 11 to JDK 10

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Wed Mar 21 22:20:33 UTC 2018

Holding javac and related tools back to the latest LTS would indeed be 
somewhat onerous.

-- Jon

On 03/21/2018 03:07 PM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> Now that we are releasing jdks an order of magnitude faster than before, we
> should reconsider the N-1 boot jdk policy.
> The primary beneficiaries of this are compiler-dev, who might like to code
> using the very features they are implementing.
> But for users, being able to bootstrap with an ancient jdk is definitely
> convenient.
> A good compromise might be to be able to bootstrap with the most recent LTS
> release (jdk 8) but it might already be too late for that.
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 2:51 PM, Erik Joelsson <erik.joelsson at oracle.com>
> wrote:
>> Now that JDK 10 has been officially released we can update the boot jdk
>> requirement for JDK 11. Cross posting this to jdk-dev to raise awareness of
>> this rather disruptive change.
>> This patch changes the requirement on boot jdk version in configure (and
>> updates the configuration that controls what JDK to use as boot in Oracle's
>> internal build system).
>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8200083/webrev.01/
>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8200083
>> /Erik

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