[icedtea-web] RFC: add javaws and itweb-settings to jre/bin as well
omajid at redhat.com
Mon Dec 13 12:55:46 PST 2010
IcedTea-Web does not add either the javaws or itweb-settings binary to
jre/bin. The attached patch addresses that by creating symlinks under
jre/bin/ to the actual javaws and itweb-settings binaries.
I would like to fix this in HEAD as well as 1.0, as it makes Netx fail
when it tries to launch a new javaws instance, which some jnlp
applications require. This problem can be worked around by using
-Xnofork as a command line argument.
I have tested this out, and that patch fixes the problems that I have
run into. On the other hand, before the IcedTea-Web split, javaws used
to be separate binary in jre/bin rather than a symlink. Is there a
reason creating a separate binary (instead of symlinking) would be better?
On a separate note, should we not create symlinks named jcontrol and
ControlPanel (under jre/bin) that link to itweb-settings?
2010-12-13 Omair Majid <omajid at redhat.com>
* Makefile.am: (install-exec-local): Create symlinks under jre/bin/
to javaws and itweb-settings binaries. (uninstall-local): Delete
symlinks on uninstall.
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