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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8025262

new64jre/new64jdk wrappers should be removed, build 32-bit AU during windows-amd64 builds instead

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    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • P3
    • Resolution: Fixed
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    • x86
    • windows
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      Now that JDK8 supports auto-update of 64-bit JRE's, the 64-bit JRE wrappers must bundle up the 32-bit au.msi/cab product. The auto-update product is currently 32-bit only, so it is built only as part of the windows-i586 build. Because of the other combos that exist in the install build, the 32-bit build already has to wait for the 64-bit build to finish before finishing itself (it bundles up a 32-bit msi and 64-bit msi as part of a combo wrapper). So we can't just have the 64-bit build wait for the au elements of the 32-bit build. You'd have a deadlock of builds waiting for each other when combos are turned on.

      The solution our team came up with is to have the 32-bit wait for more elements from the 64-bit build. We created new64 wrappers which would wait for the 64-bit wrappers to finish, and then bundle up that and AU. This approach is problematic in a few ways:

      -it leads to confusion with internal-only 64-bit exe's
      -it doesn't build the real world 64-bit wrappers unless combos are turned on
      -it makes the builds take way longer when combos are turned on
      -it is a ton of work to maintain the additional 2 wrapper codebases

      The better solution is much simpler. Just build the 32-bit AU product as part of the 64-bit build. You can build a 32-bit subproject like AU during a 64-bit build. By doing this, the au product built during 64-bit builds should be identical to the au product built with the 32-bit build. We no longer need special new64* wrappers

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