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