java.library.path fix for MacOS X (7145798)

Daniel D. Daugherty daniel.daugherty at
Fri Feb 17 16:01:49 PST 2012

On 2/17/12 4:52 PM, Michael Hall wrote:
> On Feb 17, 2012, at 5:35 PM, Daniel D. Daugherty wrote:
>> On 2/17/12 4:13 PM, Michael Hall wrote:
>>> On Feb 17, 2012, at 4:43 PM, Daniel D. Daugherty wrote:
>>>> On 2/17/12 3:36 PM, James Melvin wrote:
>>>>>> Are there any security issues with using dot on a search path?
>>>>> Yes.  But if I told you, I'd have to delete you.  :)
>>>> Ahhhhh.... security geek humor...
>>>> It brings back fond memories...
>>> More or less curiosity.
>>> One thing I was wondering about, this is specific to OS X java ongoing, was whether or not there would be any concerns with however accessing native libs is handled in relation to applications ending up in the Apple app store?
>> I'm having trouble parsing the above paragraph...
>> Rather than me guessing, can you repost the question?
>> Dan
> I'm not looking to be a spokes person for anyone. If Mike Swingler is going to review maybe he could just generally address any app store issues he can think of.
> But to try and clarify my statement, my understanding is that Apple has in the past had an unfortunate tendency to reject java applications because they bundle java. I have seen passing comments on the macosx-port list that issues like this are being kept in mind so that developers will be more successful with submitted java applications in the future.
> I wondered if there might any concerns for successful submissions depending on what JNI or how JNI is bundled for getting an application into the app store?

I'm going to have to defer to Mike Swingler on this one...


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