RFE: JDK-8217895: jpackage --identifier purpose

semyon.sadetsky at oracle.com semyon.sadetsky at oracle.com
Tue Apr 16 19:18:53 UTC 2019

On 4/12/19 4:51 AM, Andy Herrick wrote:
> On 4/11/2019 6:06 PM, semyon.sadetsky at oracle.com wrote:
>> On 4/11/19 12:05 PM, Andy Herrick wrote:
>>> Please review the jpackage fix for bug [1] at [2].
>>> This is a fix for the JDK-8200758-branch branch of the open sandbox 
>>> repository (jpackage).
>>> [1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8217895
>>> [2] http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~herrick/8217895/
>> Andy,
>> Can I ask you to explain why your fix modifies so many files while 
>> the bug requests a change in help texts?
>> Shouldn't it be a change in the property bundle? What are those other 
>> changes?
> The bug also requests "reducing --identifier option's unused impact".
> Part of that (as described in the bugs comments) is that 
> "app.preferences.id" was written into the cfg file and used by the 
> native code for functionality no longer present (using the files 
> generated and read by the preferences api).
> Another part of that was native code to handle the (now obsolete) old 
> form of the cfg file (as a java properties file).
> I will add comment in JBS to describe the changes more explicitly.
Ok, thanks. Looks good to me then.

> /Andy
>> --Semyon
>>> /Andy

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