[rfc][icedtea-web] policytool in itweb-settings

Andrew Azores aazores at redhat.com
Tue Jan 21 07:09:00 PST 2014

On 01/20/2014 06:19 PM, Jacob Wisor wrote:
> On 01/20/2014 01:27 PM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>> On 01/17/2014 10:08 PM, Andrew Azores wrote:
>>> On 01/17/2014 11:52 AM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>>>>  [...]
>>>> Not sure if we will backport this, but probably yes.. Depends on final
>>>> compelxiity.
>>> [...]
>>>> ok. Ok to head, and please elaborate on backport to 1.4 it is worthy.
>>>> Also please fix the closing of window asap (as new chngeset)
>>> 1.4 doesn't have DirectoryValidator... what should we do here then? 
>>> Also backport
>>> DirectoryValidator? Or just let the 1.4 backport have less of a 
>>> guarantee that
>>> the policy tool will
>>> be able to successfully launch, and try to provide useful errors if 
>>> not?
>> Dependes on you. I'm for *not* backporting the directory validator, 
>> and live
>> with "maybe not readable file". But also I would just ensure the 
>> parent dir
>> creation.
> :-o Nooooo, please do not backport this! It is actually a new feature, 
> so it should rather go into the next minor version release.
> Jacob

I'd agree with you if there was actually any work done to support custom 
policies in the classloader or security manager or anything like that, 
but this is really just a minor cosmetic addition to the control panel. 
I think that's acceptable to backport (assuming no work to add support 
is required).


Andrew A

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