during the last few weeks, I put together my own step-by-step HowTo
about building and running the OpenJDK on Linux/x86. It specially
focuses on building and running the different HotSpot flavors
(opt/debug, client/server JIT compiler, template/C++ interpreter) and
contains a small evaluation of NetBeans 6.0 as a development
environment for HotSpot hacking.
(I had to split it up into two entries because it was too long for the