Review Request JDK-8175819: OS name and arch in JMOD files should match the values as in the bundle name

Simon Nash simon at
Mon Apr 3 21:38:52 UTC 2017

On 03/04/2017 22:07, Mandy Chung wrote:
>> On Apr 3, 2017, at 1:35 PM, Simon Nash <simon at> wrote:
>> On 03/04/2017 21:15, mark.reinhold at wrote:
>> I am not sure why we would change to osx for Mac when the Mac developers
>> have recently dropped the Mac OS X terminology and changed it to macOS.
> Just to be clear, there is no plan to change the value of the
> ‘’ system property and its value is “Mac OS X”.  
> Changing the value of the system property ‘’ would 
> break existing applications.
> In JDK 8, OS_NAME in the release file is “Darwin” which is
> what this patch would change.
> Mandy

I understand that the property value cannot be changed for compatibility
reasons and therefore this name needs to stay as the "historic" Mac OS X.

My comment was regarding the change of value for OS_NAME.  Given that there is
no compatibility issue here, does it make sense for the new value to be something
that is no longer current in Apple terminology?


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