RFR (S): 8221880: Better customization for Windows RC properties FileDescription and ProductName

Langer, Christoph christoph.langer at sap.com
Wed Apr 3 14:25:12 UTC 2019

Hi Erik,

thanks for the information. Now I also understand your constraints ��

I think I'll then try to come up with some configure flag for setting JDK_RC_NAME. And I'll see if I can do it in a way that you would not need to change something in your internal setup.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Joelsson <erik.joelsson at oracle.com>
> Sent: Mittwoch, 3. April 2019 16:18
> To: Langer, Christoph <christoph.langer at sap.com>; build-
> dev at openjdk.java.net
> Subject: Re: RFR (S): 8221880: Better customization for Windows RC
> properties FileDescription and ProductName
> Hello Christoph,
> I understand your problem, but a complicating factor here is that the
> version-numbers file is currently formatted as a properties file and we
> do consume it as such in other places. While we don't specifically look
> for this property there, I think it sets a bad precedent if we let it
> become a shell script instead. Could you find a solution without
> variable references in version-numbers?
> We do override PRODUCT_NAME for our builds, but we do not do it by
> patching the version-numbers file. We do it through the custom extension
> hooks in configure. With your change here, that would no longer work
> unless we override this new JDK_RC_NAME variable explicitly.
> I guess I would be OK with JDK_RC_NAME="OpenJDK Platform", but we will
> need a corresponding internal fix very quickly, so please keep me
> updated when such a change is pushed.
> /Erik
> On 2019-04-03 01:06, Langer, Christoph wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > In our downstream build, I'd like to be able to set/customize the value for
> the Windows RC properties "ProductName" and "FileDescription" via the
> version-numbers file. These values manifest in Windows executable
> properties.
> >
> > During the build ProductName gets set to "OpenJDK Platform 13" and
> FileDescription will be "OpenJDK Platform binary". This value is obtained by
> concatenating \$(PRODUCT_NAME) \$(JDK_RC_PLATFORM_NAME) in flags-
> other.m4. Both variables get set in version-numbers. So, if I was to customize
> the properties, I could change PRODUCT_NAME and
> JDK_RC_PLATFORM_NAME in version-numbers. However, modifying the
> former is no good idea since it is used ubiquitously and has unwanted side
> effects. On the other hand, I could make an adaption to flags-other.m4, but
> that diff would be hidden and not in a central place where I'd expect such
> customizing diffs.
> >
> > So, please review this small fix, which allows for modifying these RC
> properties in version-numbers. The default behavior won't be changed.
> >
> > Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8221880
> > Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~clanger/webrevs/8221880.0/
> >
> > Thanks
> > Christoph
> >

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