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From Dyre.Tjeldv...@Sun.COM
Subject Re: Curious error trying to build derby source with JDK 1.5 on Linux (Sun JDK)
Date Sat, 12 Nov 2005 20:55:15 GMT
Bryan Pendleton <bpendleton@amberpoint.com> writes:

>>>As part of preparing to work on DERBY-666 I've been setting myself
>>>up to be able to build and test Derby using JDK 1.5.
>> You need to use JDK 1.4 to build Derby.
>
> I think I didn't make my question very clear.

>
> I already have a JDK 1.4 build environment set up for Derby,
> and I am able to build it successfully and run the tests.

Sorry, I should have read your post more carefully. 

I thought I saw you saying that you were running derbyall... too quick
on the send button.

> However, I am interested in working on bug DERBY-666, for which the
> proposed fix involves using some new JDK 1.5 features. This fix
> would only be available to users who were able to use JDK 1.5 in
> their environment, but for many users that might be acceptable.
>
> So what I'm trying to do is to figure out what is necessary, in
> the build and test environment, to add JDK 1.5 as a supported
> environment.
>
> And, I tried the naive experiment of simply making JDK 1.5 my
> "native" environment, and encountered a very strange error which
> I don't really understand.
>
> So, consider my question to be:
>
>   What is the best way to incorporate JDK 1.5 into the Derby
>   build and test environment as a supported JDK?

Hmm, I think getting Derby to build with 1.5 is a bigger job than
JIRA-666 itself, and I suspect that the reason that it hasn't been
done already is because it is non-trivial. 

But if you could fix it I would be very grateful, and
I think others would too :)

I think maybe Andrew McIntyre is the build system specialist (my
appologies if there are others)... 

-- 
dt



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