Please review fix for 6705913 "freetype_versioncheck.exe - Unable To Locate Component"

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Fri Aug 21 21:08:39 UTC 2009


On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 13:46, Tim Bell <Tim.Bell at sun.com> wrote:

>
> BTW: Our current releases work because they put a copy of msvcr71.dll into
> C:/WINDOWS/system32/.  This trick was always vulnerable to having the file
> replaced or deleted by some other application or installer.  The option
> has been specifically ruled out by Microsoft for the newer runtimes.
>

Well, I have to side with Microsoft on this one.
One of my favorite features of the jdk (on Unix)
is how the installation is self-contained and "just works"
without modifying any OS-specific directories,
or indeed any sort of "install" process.

Martin
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