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building eclipse with javac [message #659660] Tue, 15 March 2011 04:53
Ady  is currently offline Ady Friend
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It is my understanding that when building the Eclipse SDK, Eclipse's internal compiler ecj is used to compile much of the codebase.

I have followed the instructions here to successfully build the Eclipse SDK: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Linux_Tools_Project/Eclipse_Build
but now I want to perform an experiment and build using the OpenJDK6 javac compiler instead.

As a simple experiment, I modified the following key in build.properties
build.compiler=org.eclipse.jdt.core.JDTCompilerAdapter
to be
build.compiler=modern

but that causes the build to fail.

Does Eclipse even compile with javac? Is there a simple change to the build I can make so that it uses javac instead? And if not, how much work would it be to make it work?


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