RFE 4519026: (process) Process should support Unicode on Win NT, request for review

Heiko Wagner heiko.wagner at apis.de
Mon Mar 9 09:57:16 UTC 2009

This is related to my previous post at
ml and my first contribution to the JDK7 project. As Martin suggested, I
have worked on a wide char version of ProcessImpl_md.c. For discussion of my
proposed chages a copy of my source can be found at:


and a diff at:


This patch enables launching executables residing on a path containing
non-ansi characters. My next goal is to get the java launcher working on a
unicode path. I think this needs additional coordination with the hotspot
team, since some of the code in os.cpp also has issues in a unicode path
when loading verify.dll and java.dll.


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