<AWT Dev> [9] Review Request: 8047336 Read flavormap.properties as resource

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri Jun 20 11:50:10 UTC 2014

On 20/06/2014 12:41, Petr Pchelko wrote:
> Hello, Anthony, Artem.
>>> Do we officially declare that we drop support for this possibility?
>> This possibility will be dropped regardless of the current Petr's fix, since there will be no single "jre" folder in jigsaw world. Probably, some other mechanism to customize files like flavormap.properties or logging.properties will be introduced.
> And we can add a system property to set an alternative flavormap.properties file later if someone would request such a feature.
>> BTW, the current fix is not about flavormap.properties on its own, but about removing AWT.DnD.flavorMapFileURL toolkit property. I would suggest to push this change as a separate bug fix, not as a part of 8047336.
> And also about changing flavormap.properties format) The current fix is all the work in datatransfer modularization that needs a CCC. All changes seem related, so I would prefer no to split it further,
> because it would make it harder to track when all the peaces are integrated to jake repository to continue the work. And it would need more CCC requests which consume time.
The forum post looks like is from 2001. If there doesn't appear that 
many developers have resorted to editing that file then I would suggest 
just going with what you have. If it really becomes necessary to support 
having configuration elsewhere (not in the JDK image) then I don't think 
anything that you have now precludes that.


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