javaw launcher

Kumar Srinivasan kumar.x.srinivasan at oracle.COM
Mon Sep 24 14:52:37 UTC 2012

On 9/24/2012 6:46 AM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> ----- 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..
>> Cheers
>> Steve
> 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.
I agree, a symlink in the distro would be sufficient.


> Cheers,

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