So You Have Set Out To Build OpenJDK
Everyone enjoys some good Adventure from time to time. One of my latest is building OpenJDK on Mac OS X Mavericks. This article is a mix of building instructions and my Adventure Log. If you are not interested in the latter, there's a TL;DR version available. I cannot guarantee that it will work in every single case, however. You may or may not encounter the same issues as I have. To have a better understanding of what's going on I recommend you to at least skim the whole of it.