This page specifies how you can build the Adopt OpenJDK default VM image for yourself.
VirtualBox is the VM software we use. Install the latest version for your operating system.
Ensure the Viritualization Technology option is switched on in the BIOS, see Microsoft Help Page on this.
In order to create the base VM:
Note: In case the Ubuntu 12.10 instance is slow, please increase the available resources i.e. RAM, Video memory and number of cores (if available) for the VM instance. If your installation remains slow and you are not able to increase your screen resolution, you can fallback to the GNOME desktop.
MacOS users: please use Zipeg (http://www.zipeg.com/) to uncompress the downloaded zip files and then import an appliance where its available. .OVA & .OVF files can be loaded into programs like VirtualBox using the Import Appliance… option.
Minimum requirements to use VM
- 10-15 GB free disk space - laptop fast enough to run a VM on it - VirtualBox installed - understanding of Java - some knowledge of the OpenJDK
Here's a few VMs that can be download and attached to VirtualBox:
Ubuntu 12.04 VM containing OpenJDK sources https://copy.com/US0ojEDg1oRc (login & password: openjdk)
Ubuntu 12.04 VM containing OpenJDK sources + Eclipse + OpenJDK projects in Eclipse http://bit.ly/1bgs369 (login/password: openjdk/j1a2v3a4, in case you open Eclipse and you see no projects you can import them from the /home/openjdk/dev/jdk8_tl folder (using the 'nested projects' option), courtesy Martin Toshev - Bulgaria JUG)
Ubuntu 12.04 VM containing OpenJDK sources + Eclipse + OpenJDK projects in Eclipse http://bit.ly/1fQ2XNe - courtesy Ivan Ivanov-Bulgaria JUG (VM contains OpenJDK sources and IntelliJ IDEA with OpenJDK sources loaded into IntelliJ - login & password: openjdk)