RFR: JDK-8077847 Better handling of Windows executable manifest version

Tim Bell tim.bell at oracle.com
Wed Apr 15 20:49:22 UTC 2015

On 04/15/15 06:12, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> On windows, many executables have an assembly manifest embedded. This 
> sets among other things the JDK version. Our current handling of this 
> is sub-optimal, using template files that are modified at build time. 
> Instead, a command line option to MT, the manifest processor, can be 
> used.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane!  We worked with manifests back in 
the VS 2005 and 2008 time-frame [1]  :-)

> At places we also try to include manifest information twice, using the 
> old style of declaring the manifest file in an .rc file. This is not 
> needed when we use MT for post-processing.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8077847
> WebRev: 
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8077847-better-windows-manifest/webrev.01

Looks good to me.


[1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-6523947
       and several others...

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