FreeBSD Java porting project questions
phantom at FreeBSD.org.ua
Wed Jul 7 13:06:14 PDT 2004
On Wed, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:38:04AM -0600, Greg Lewis wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 07, 2004 at 10:54:09PM +0700, Mikhail TSaplin wrote:
> > I have some questions about this freebsd port.
> > 1)Why we need linux jdk, when building a native distr?
> > Is that necesarily to build compiler with classes semultaneusly?
> Just like gcc needs a C compiler to bootstrap itself, javac needs another
> java compiler to bootstrap itself (as its written in Java). So far, we
> have used the Linux version to bootstrap unless an existing native version
> is available. It may be possible to use Jikes, but there would need to be
> some patches to the build to achieve this. This may become necessary for
> the 5.0 (aka 1.5) port as the Linux version doesn't currently run under
It always was possible to use previous release of jdk to bootstrap next
one. As my expirement shown-- it's possible to use jdk 1.4.2 to bootstrap
of jdk 1.5.0. So, it should not be a problem.
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