[icedtea-web] RFC: add javaws and itweb-settings to jre/bin as well

Omair Majid 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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