Need reviewers and comments: 6989472: Provide simple jdk identification information in the install image

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at
Thu Dec 2 15:09:18 UTC 2010

Am 02.12.2010 04:20, schrieb David Holmes:
> Exactly. The whole Eclipse problem that motivated this stemmed from the fact that they wanted a 
> way to identify the JVM, given a "java" command, without having to launch the VM and parse some 
> version output. This is what this simple file aims to do.

Even a simple file must be parsed anyway and additionally the referenced jvm.cfg file in a 
different, unsupported, non-standard format.

> But I'm inclined to think that this isn't worth the effort any more, particularly as all it does 
> is open a can of worms regarding what info different environments might want about the VM - and 
> given the original problem that motivated this is moot for a number of reasons.

Yes, that's I wanted to saw.
So if, then provide the diversity of worms complete, but reasonable grouped:
- version infos
- standard java options
- standard javac options
- -X options
- -XX options
- VM options


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