install locations for OpenJDK 7...
landonf at plausible.coop
Sun Dec 13 16:15:58 PST 2009
On Dec 13, 2009, at 4:04 PM, Ray Kiddy wrote:
> Is there any interest in packaging the OpenJDK 7 binaries into a real
> Mac OS X-compatible location? One can put them somewhere under /usr
> and make sure that /usr/bin/java points to the right version and this
> is good for server-ish things, but there may be reasons to install the
> OpenJDK 7 binaries under /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/
> Versions/. There is a whole other kind of directory structure under
> there. I believe that if we want to have regular Cocoa applications
> that use java to use the OpenJDK 7 VM, it would have to be installed
> in the JavaVM.framework....
It's possible to register a standard VM (installed at any location) with the Mac OS X Java tools such that you can select it as a preferred VM.
I'm not sure if this is documented anywhere -- that's something Mike Swingler (CC'd) probably has more information on.
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