Build Infrastructure Group

The Build Infrastructure Group is comprised of developers involved in the design, implementation, and maintanence of the JDK build system.


The JDK basically uses a traditional configure && make style of building, but the underlying design of the configure script and makefiles is untraditionally sophisticated, due to the special demands of the project.

If you are a developer or end user wanting to build and/or test the JDK, please see the following resources for instructions:

Before building, make sure you check out the correct code base. The most recent development version from the JDK Project is available to clone from For older versions, the general rule is to use the update releases, and not the GA release, e.g. See the JDK Updates Project for details.

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