ahughes at redhat.com
Mon Sep 24 13:46:40 UTC 2012
----- Original Message -----
> 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..
Couldn't javaw just be a symlink on some platforms? I don't see how it
would be any different on, say, GNU/Linux platforms.
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