[8u] Request for enhancement backport approval for 8059038: Create new launcher for SA tools

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Wed Dec 12 10:29:25 UTC 2018

On 12/12/18 10:27 AM, Severin Gehwolf wrote:
> On Wed, 2018-12-12 at 10:15 +0000, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> On 11/28/18 2:14 PM, Kevin Walls wrote:
>>> Sure I completely support the intent to have launchers for CLHSDB and 
>>> HSDB in there.  Yes I would advise to not create a new but different 
>>> version of the jhsdb command in 8, as it would look like later JDKs and 
>>> not function the same way.  I'm happy that you're happy to do it that way.
>>> Clearly needs a maintainer comment regarding enhancement approval.
>> I support this, but I still can't tell what you've decided to do.
> The enhancement got the approval (from Andrew Hughes) and my plan was
> to get to a decision as to the *how* on the 8u review thread. Right now
> there are two options:
> A) Mimic JDK 9+
> CLI launch => $ jhsdb clhsdb
> GUI launch => $ jhsdb hsdb
> That's what the current webrev does.
> B) Create separate launchers for CLI/GUI. Perhaps this?
> CLI launch => $ jclhsdb
> GUI launch => $ jhsdb
> B) is Kevin's proposal.
> Any opinions?

A small preference for B, but I'm content either way. Are there any changes
to documentation?

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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