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

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at oracle.com
Wed Dec 22 00:29:31 UTC 2010


I'm back with another stab at a webrev and modified proposal.

6989472: Provide simple jdk identification information in the install  
image
http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ohair/openjdk7/jdk7-build-eclipse/webrev/

The above change creates a small text file called "release" at the top  
of the
jdk or jre install image with some very basic values about that  
install image.

For example, on Solaris 10 X86 the file would contain the 4 lines:

JAVA_VERSION="1.7.0"
OS_NAME="SunOS"
OS_VERSION="5.10"
OS_ARCH="i586"

They are not properties and don't look like properties.
It doesn't contain trademark names or company names.
It unfortunately does not identify the specific VM, but it does  
provide some basic
information about what the jdk image is and where it can be used.

To solve the original Eclipse issue really requires a similar file  
delivered by the
VMs shipped with the JDK. That will need to be pursued with a  
different CR.

-kto
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