javaw launcher

Steve Poole spoole at
Mon Sep 24 09:35:02 UTC 2012

hi all,  
	this may seem a strange request but here goes.. 

IBM ships  its runtimes with a javaw launcher on all platforms - not just Windows.

We do this for consistency reasons so that applications using Java know that they can just call "javaw"  on any platform and not have to worry about getting a console window show up.   It makes life just a little simpler and easier for everyone.   

What I'd like to explore is either getting javaw added to all platforms in OpenJDK- or figure out if there is a moral equivalent that can be used instead.     

Your thoughts would be appreciated..



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