Need reviewers and comments: 6989472: Provide simple jdk identification information in the install image
Dr Andrew John Hughes
ahughes at redhat.com
Wed Dec 22 09:09:28 PST 2010
On 16:29 Tue 21 Dec , Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> I'm back with another stab at a webrev and modified proposal.
> 6989472: Provide simple jdk identification information in the install
> The above change creates a small text file called "release" at the top
> of the
> jdk or jre install image with some very basic values about that
> install image.
> For example, on Solaris 10 X86 the file would contain the 4 lines:
> They are not properties and don't look like properties.
But they are available as system properties already; os.arch, os.name, os.version and java.version.
So why do you need this file?
> It doesn't contain trademark names or company names.
> It unfortunately does not identify the specific VM, but it does
> provide some basic
> information about what the jdk image is and where it can be used.
> To solve the original Eclipse issue really requires a similar file
> delivered by the
> VMs shipped with the JDK. That will need to be pursued with a
> different CR.
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