<AWT Dev> [7u6] Review request for 7168062: [macosx] Java processes on Mac should use Oracle Java branded icons

Mike Swingler swingler at apple.com
Fri May 25 08:55:10 PDT 2012

On May 24, 2012, at 7:49 PM, Scott Kovatch wrote:

> OpenJDK (IMO) shouldn't rely on an icon in a framework that could disappear in the next year or two, so it should use its own icon. The AWT will need to change for that to happen. If Apple would like to donate this icon I think it would be great, and would solve that problem nicely. It's then up to Leonid to decide how to best use it.

Just my 2¢ here:
* It is not accurate to imply that any Apple framework or resource therein is going to "go away in the next year or two".
* The Apple GenericApp.icns will be around as long as JavaRuntimeSupport and JavaNativeFoundation.
* The Apple GenericApp.icns will stay as is (it will not be up-res'd or improved).

The GA'd versions of 7u4 have effectively locked the filesystem location of this icon in stone for their supported lifetimes, in addition to all of Apple's Java SE 6 versions. I wouldn't suggest using the Apple icon if there is better or more accurate iconography available, but there is no risk in having a runtime dependency on it, as there is already today.

Mike Swingler
Apple Inc.

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