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Jim Laskey
Senior Development Manager

After a lot of blood, sweat and tears, we finally got Nashorn into OpenJDK.

hg fclone http://hg.openjdk.java.net/nashorn/jdk8 nashorn~jdk8

or for just Nashorn

hg clone http://hg.openjdk.java.net/nashorn/jdk8/nashorn nashorn

 More details about the tools you'll need and using OpenJDK are at 


This is just the first drop and needs some larger integration work, but you can browse the source, build and play.  Be sure to read the README and RELEASE_README,  If you have any questions or issues please send them along to nashorn-dev@openjdk.java.net .  Responses may be a little slow over the holidays, but we will respond.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • simon Sunday, December 23, 2012

    If I only want to try it and pull changes in the future, can I clone it without the forrest extension or will that not work?

  • jlaskey Sunday, December 23, 2012

    Yes, you can, but be mindful of the RELEASE_README. There is currently a note that reads;

    - Once integrated, the correct version of the JDK will be wrapped around

    Nashorn. In the meantime, ensure you use JDK8 b68 or later.

    So, in genera,l make sure you have the latest JDK8 snapshot.

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