- Pass all appropriate certification tests for Java SE 7
- Include a complete, native Cocoa-based UI Toolkit
- Provide excellent performance
- Integrate into main-line OpenJDK 8
Minimum requirements to run
- An Intel Mac
- RAM: 2GB
- Mac OS X 10.7.3
Note that only Mac OS X 10.7 will be an Oracle-supported platform. It should continue to run on 10.6.8 + Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6 but that is not guaranteed. As of 1-Jan-2012 there are no plans to introduce 10.7-only APIs into the codebase.
- Hardware: Any 64-bit capable Intel Mac
- RAM: 4GB
- Mac OS X 10.7.3
- Xcode: 4.1 or later from the Mac App Store (free download)
- Mercurial: http://mercurial.berkwood.com/
- Jtreg: http://openjdk.java.net/jtreg/
If you install Xcode after installing the Apple provided Java for Mac OS X, you will have to re-install the same Java for Mac OS X or a later developer preview to correct headers in the JavaRuntimeSupport framework. This issue is expected to be resolved in a future release of Xcode.
As of Xcode version 4.3 you have to manually install the Command Line Tools. This package is no more included by default. (Start Xcode, open preferences, open tab Downloads and there install the missing component.)
1. Get the code
- Steps for incremental building
3. Smoke Test
If you have the Java Developer Package installed:
On Mac OS X 10.6 use the alternate location for the SwingSet2.jar:
Please join the macosx-port-dev mailing list and ask!
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- Send an e-mail to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list:
- Request editor rights to the "OpenJDK Mac OS X Port" wiki
- Include your Oracle SSO Username
- Download an official or unofficial build
- Open /Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences.app
- Drag both "OpenJDK 7" entries to the top of the list
- Run "java -version" in /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app