jpackage OS X $APP_ROOT vs. $APPDIR also LSEnvironment in the plist
mik3hall at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 02:18:52 UTC 2019
Just to note a few last other differences between legacy/manually built applications and jpackage ones.
I notice in the .cfg file that jpackage supports the $APPDIR variable for…
With AppBundler this used to be $APP_ROOT. So I could do something like this in the JVMOptions of the plist…
This does not work with jpackage because it doesn’t seem to resolve $APPDIR for the jvm args
Whether it was a good idea to allow the application to give itself all.permissions I don’t know.
But, I set it up this way many years ago and haven’t had to worry about security issues since.
I seem to remember that when I brought this up on OS X port they didn’t quite seem to understand the point of having the non-classpath JavaApp directory then either.
This won’t be cross-platform anyhow, so I am now considering some other all programmatic and not parm'ed solution to accomplish this.
However, you may at some time hear from someone else who used $APP_ROOT in their JVMOptions.
I think this was never tool supported either but the applications can sometimes need to set environment variables with the LSEnvironment plist key.
Currently I use it to set R_HOME for interfacing java and R. I have no serious use for this currently but have had limited success doing R commands and scripting from Java.
I remember using it in the past to set some AppleEvent debug flags as well.
It can be set manually but an option of some sort for it could be nice.
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