I'm not sure going forwards if the documentation is supposed to cover all OpenJDK forests (in terms of version numbers, that is, OpenJDK 7 and OpenJDK 8) or whether the documentation will diverge depending on what forest you're in. I've got a few doc patches I'm holding off on until we know which way this is going to go.
I've CC'd in Cecilia and Iris, (Ben and I had a meeting with Cecilia and Tomas about this last week) to see if they can shed some light, as I know they're intending to update the developer docs shortly.
On 17 April 2012 15:03, John Oliver <johno@...> wrote:
I was building jdk8 and noticed that your documentation generally states that you need a jdk 1.6.0 as a bootstrap, in the following files:
When I tried to build using 1.6.0 I received the following:
ERROR:Your BOOTDIR environment variable doesnot point
to a validJDK for bootstrapping this build.
A JDK 8 build must be bootstrapped using
JDK 1.7.0 fcs (or later).
Apparently, your bootstrapJDK is version1.6.0
Please update yourALT_BOOTDIR settingand start your build again.
When I retried using 1.7.0 as a bootstrap it was fine. I presume those files need to be updated to reflect that you now need at least 1.7.0.