RFR: 6519127 : user.home property not set correctly
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri Oct 19 09:51:08 UTC 2012
On 19/10/2012 10:11, Sean Chou wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is a fix for 651912. The fix removed the code to read
> user.home from registry and get profile directory instead of the
> parent of desktop directory. As suggested in
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2003/11/03/55532.aspx from
> the bug page.
> Bug: bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6519127
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~zhouyx/6519127/webrev.00/
> Please take a look.
Sean - any changes to the value of user.home has the potential to cause
issues, this is an area whether there has been a lot of ambiguity in
past as to where the user's home directory is, particularly with
non-standard configurations. 6519127 and several others have been
waiting for a brave person to re-examine this issue.
Do you think you could provide a detailed write-up on this topic? I
think we need to understand how the home directory, as reported by the
shell API, might differ to the value that the registry reports, also
USERPROFILE. In addition we've had so many issues over the years with
different configurations, Windows Terminal Server, local accounts vs.
accounts in the domain, etc. and I think we need to understand as much
as possible as what might change. Sorry there is lot more work here than
you might have expected but this is an area where we have to be very
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