News: Announcing: OpenJDK for Mac OS X source repository, mailing list, project home

  1. *Sent from a macos guy who uses Java: Mike Swinger, a real stand-up guy for Java on MacOS, has announced an OpenJDK for Mac OS X project.*

    Java Developers,

    I'm very happy to let you know that today we made the first public contribution of code to the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X. This initial contribution builds on the hard work of the BSD port, and initially has the same functionality. Today's contribution simply modifies the build process to create universal binary, and produces a .jdk bundle which is recognized by Java Preferences and the JVM detection logic in Mac OS X.

    For more information about the Mac OS X Port project, please check out these resources:
    Project home: <http://openjdk.java.net/projects/macosx-port>
    Project wiki & getting started instructions: <http://wikis.sun.com/display/OpenJDK/Mac+OS+X+Port>
    Project status: <http://wikis.sun.com/display/OpenJDK/Mac+OS+X+Port+Project+Status>
    Mailing list: <http://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/macosx-port-dev>
    Source repository: <http://hg.openjdk.java.net/macosx-port/macosx-port>

    For those of you who would like to join us hacking on the next generation of Java for Mac OS X, please join our mailing list, download the source, and spin a build for yourself.It has been a long road getting to this point collaborating behind the scenes with Sun and now Oracle, but as of today we are on the road to fully open development of the Mac OS X port. We look forward to providing more code from our collaboration soon, and working with you all.

  2. The intellectually honest way to post is to attribute text to its author, and to link to the original source, lest people get confused and think that "Richard Mayhew" is somehow involved in the work he's posting about: http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/macosx-port-dev/2011-January/000007.html

  3. Yea,h my summary got erased from the post itself. The summary from the front page points out that this was sent to me by someone on the list. I certainly wasn't the one who wrote the entry. Thanks for the correction and the link.

  4. My apologies to all. I included the posters intro which appeared on the post summary, but not in the body of the post as well.


    Thanks to the both of you for keeping me honest. :)

  5. Binaries?[ Go to top ]

    I hope this finally opens the door to have binaries hosted somewhere.

    Building the OpenJDK or several other variants has been possible for quite some time. Following not too difficult instructions I was able to do this some time ago already.

    The main problem is that there are never any binaries hosted. This hampers adoption and experimenting. Many developers on Mac would probably want to help out with testing, but are hold back by the foresight of having to compile the JDK itself and being confronted with fuzzy C related errors of which they being Java developers have no knowledge.


  6. Binaries?[ Go to top ]

    The binaries have actually been hosted for a little while, but now it'll be publicised a bit better :)


    I'm happily hacking away with a build now :)

  7. Binaries! :)[ Go to top ]

    The binaries have actually been hosted for a little while, but now it'll be publicised a bit better :)

    You are right! At least Google is able to find them now :) Ddid the hosters before cloak themselves from Google or so? No matter what search terms I used, I was never ever able to find those binaries.

    Anyway, this is the location: http://openjdk-osx-build.googlecode.com/files/OpenJDK-OSX-1.7-x86_64-2011011.dmg