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From Knut Anders Hatlen <knut.hat...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: building with JDK 7
Date Mon, 17 Oct 2011 19:37:28 GMT
Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com> writes:

> It seems that at least one other person has managed to trick the Derby
> build into working under JDK 7:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5310. I find that I can
> build Derby under the openjdk 7 preview for mac os x as long as I
> force the j16lib property to point into the jre library of my Java 7
> installation. That is, I have to trick the build into thinking that
> JDK 7 is really JDK 6.

I didn't have to trick it into anything, but that was because I also had
JDK 6 installed, and PropertySetter had no problem detecting it and
based j16lib on JDK 6. That is, it used the compiler from JDK 7 and the
libraries from JDK 6.

> It doesn't appear to me that any support for JDK 7 has been added to
> PropertySetter. That's the ant task which sets up the Derby build
> environment. Is this a fair summary of how we expect the Derby build
> to work under JDK 7:
> 1) Out-of-the-box the build will fail because the build does not
> consider Java 7 installations.

If JDK 7 is the only JDK you have installed, yes. (Or if PropertySetter
cannot find your JDK 6 installation.)

> 2) In order to build under JDK7 you have to trick the build into
> thinking that your Java 7 installation is really Java 6 (e.g., by
> forcing the value of j16lib).

Yes, if you only have JDK 7, we should build a java17compile.classpath,
and then construct java16compile.classpath based on JDK 7 and JDBC 4.0
stubs. Something like this:


PropertySetter lacks that piece of logic right now.

Knut Anders

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