need ideas for how to name incremental jdk builds to be findable by /usr/libexec/java_home

Mike Swingler swingler at
Fri Feb 24 15:43:37 PST 2012

On Feb 24, 2012, at 2:24 PM, Scott Kovatch wrote:

> On Feb 24, 2012, at 2:02 PM, Stephen Bannasch wrote:
>> At 11:02 AM -0800 2/24/12, Scott Kovatch wrote:
>>> Are you building the JDK yourself? If so you want to set
>>> export JDK_UPDATE_VERSION=04
>>> and then you'll see
>>> Matching Java Virtual Machines (2):
>>>  1.7.0_04, x86_64:	"OpenJDK 7"	/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_04.jdk/Contents/Home
>> Thanks Scott, that worked:
>> $ /usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.7 -V
>> Matching Java Virtual Machines (2):
>>   1.7.0, x86_64:	"OpenJDK 7"	~/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.7.0.jdk/Contents/Home
>>   1.7.0_04, x86_64:	"OpenJDK 7"	~/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.7.0_04-2012_02_24.jdk/Contents/Home
>> BUT ... the new jdk still doesn't show up running this app:
>> /Applications/Utilities/Java\
>> I'm on 10.6 ... and I realize the plan is to stop supporting the 'Java Preferences' app but I am surprised that the 1.7.0_04 JDK doesn't show up.

Are you sure it isn't getting co-elleced into the same group as the 1.7.0? It could be in a popup (look to the right of the table).

> I don't have 10.6, but 1.7.0 JVMs show up in Java Preferences in 10.7. It could be that, but I don't think so. Mike can confirm.
> I thought this was because Java 7 can't be used for bundled Java apps that use JavaApplicationStub. This panel controls the order in which JVMs are scanned for a version that matches the JVMVersion in the Info.plist. But you should also be able to drag Java 7 to the top of that list so it can be used as the default Java for the command line.

While the OpenJDK JVMs do not offer any capability beyond CommandLine, they should always show in Java Preferences.

Mike Swingler
Apple Inc.

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