Sun JDK and OpenJDK
dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Dec 29 22:40:49 PST 2009
Looks like the update build drops are back in place at Sun, so the
source build under JRL licensing can go back in. I had been planning on
putting in IcedTea-1.7 (for bootstrapping OpenJDK6) and other niceties,
like a browser plug-in ;-), sometime after the next HotSpot build drop
(the HotSpot used for the official u18). The old browser plug-in is
quite stable now (actually usable for everything I use it for on a daily
basis) and the new plug-in is coming along nicely as well (but will not
be the default in the book...at least not yet).
Does anyone have a strong objection to having both in the book for a
while? It'll be a bit before I can get to it. Also, initially, IcedTea
will require gcj, however, I need to figure out what needs to be done to
provide a binary IcedTea build for bootstrapping purposes (as it'll be a
lot easier and kind of follow along the existing SunJDK instructions).
I'm not exactly sure what steps I have to take to qualify a pre-built
kit for release purposes. To claim that it's a JDK6 compatible release,
per Sun, it is either 100% compatible or it's not compatible. No
percentages can be released, and it has to be tested (with a previously
closed test suite) to release it as such.
-- DJ Lucas
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