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OpenJDK Builds (Solaris & Linux)

Posted by kellyohair on May 8, 2007 at 3:13 PM PDT

OpenJDK Builds (Solaris & Linux)

Anyone building the new OpenJDK bundles from
should find that this is an easier build procedure than
the JRL building from

First off, it's just the basic JDK sources, no plugin or installer
bundling logic has been included yet. Also the special version of
Motif is not included for Linux builds,
but only some of the include files are
needed and they can easily be downloaded from various locations
or even installed via official Linux distributions.

Second, there are a few small pieces that we still have legal issues
with. So you'll see mention of "Binary Plugs" in the build process.
This means that we have provided you the binary versions for these
pieces, and they will be copied into your OpenJDK build during the
build process. Note that you need the correct "Binary Plug" bundles
from's Download area.

Third, the Rhino javascript classes are not in the OpenJDK, but are available from
(there were some license issues here).

Fourth, ... I'm sure I forgot something... I'll re-edit this post
when I remember. :^(


P.S. Windows builds will not work at this time.

P.P.S. On Solaris you need the Sun Studio 11 compilers, but if you
build on Solaris Express, the Sun Studio 11 compilers are already

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