Old / New build systems strategy ?
henri.gomez at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 05:15:49 PDT 2012
>> No policy or recommendation ?
> I'm not sure what you are asking. Projects involving significant build
> support are moving to, or already using, the new build as that is the
I'm discussing about official recommendation by project to select new
build instead of old one.
Project by project (ie: Lambda, Jigsaw) and globally JDK8.
>> You mention new build system will became be default for JDK8 "real
>> soon now", did there is any date or planning available ?
> No firm date that I am aware of. The build-infra team have been working on
> getting the new build as bit-for-bit compatible with the existing build as
> feasible. I had hoped to see this work finalized by now, but it is still a
> work in progress.
I track commit in build-infra and wondering how to use it :
- packagers/builders should get up to date build-infra trunk and
inject it in projects tree ?
- packagers/builders up new build system available in projects and
project team sync build-infra time to time ?
>> My targets are OSX, Linux and Windows in a near future, could I switch
>> today to new build systems for them ?
> I think Linux is fine. I can't comment on the other platforms as I don't
> build for them.
I'll move obuildfactory Linux packages to new build and I'll check that.
For OSX, I'll do same for openjdk-osx-build but I encountered some
problems in the past, so I'm a bit more prudent now.
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