Bug report for current directory absent from JNI search path in openjdk 7

Mike Swingler swingler at apple.com
Tue Feb 14 19:03:47 PST 2012

On Feb 14, 2012, at 4:54 PM, Michael Hall wrote:

> On Feb 14, 2012, at 6:38 PM, Mike Swingler wrote:
>> at least half a decade ago), but since then I think the policy has changed.
> at least half a decade ago sounds longer than about 5 years back doesn't it? 
> The test I ran was yesterday and current directory was still searched on the current Apple JVM. 
> Despite that you are suggesting against the bug report being necessary as it probably will not be available in openjdk for security issues, correct? 
> Then, should there be some sort of documentation available to converting OS X java developers that indicates intentional differences like this?

The last time this topic was brought up at Apple was a long time ago. I believe that the policy regarding loading out of the current working directory may have changed on Windows recently, but I could also be mistaken. Obviously, we do not merge platform-specific Windows code into our Mac OS X Java SE 6 and we are also not inclined to make any disruptive changes to Java SE 6 for the Mac, since the product is deprecated, near EOL, and all the focus is on Java 7.

Just a file a bug, and let Oracle decide on the policy for Java 7, since they have to weigh the compatibility, security, consistency, and documentation costs across all of their supported platforms.

Mike Swingler
Apple Inc.

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