|Building the "langtools" workspace.
|The "langtools" workspace can be built from the command line with Ant.
|The build file is make/build.xml, in conjunction with make/build.properties.
|Some additional user-specific properties files are also read, to allow
|you to customize selected properties as needed.
|Individual tools within the workspace can also be built and worked on
|with NetBeans, using the projects in the make/netbeans directory.
|The "langtools" workspace can also be built from the command line with
|GNU Make, although the Makefile is simply a wrapper around the Ant
|build file. This is provided for systems (such as the full OpenJDK build)
|that expect to be able to build this workspace with GNU Make.
| Ant: version 1.6.5 or later
| NetBeans: version 6.0 or later (optional)
| JDK: currently version 1.5.0, although 1.6.0 is recommended
| OS: any system supporting the above tools
|For more information:
| Ant: http://ant.apache.org/
| GNU Make: http://www.gnu.org/software/make/
| NetBeans: http://www.netbeans.org/
|Testing the "langtools" workspace.
|The primary set of tests for the compiler is the compiler TCK. This
|tests that the compiler performs according to the specifications in
|JLS and JVMS.
|In addition, there is a substantial collection of regression and unit
|tests for all the tools in the main langtools test/ directory.
|Finally, there is a small set of tests to do basic validation of a build
|of the langtools workspace for use by JDK. These tests check the contents
|of the dist/ directory generated by the build, and verify that the various
|tools can do basic "Hello World"-style processing. These tests should be
|run by jtreg, with the -jdk option set a version of JDK capable of running
|the default output of the javac compiler in this workspace. Currently,
|this means JDK 6 or better.