<AWT Dev> [9] Review Request: 8076264 [macosx] Launching app on MacOSX requires enclosing class

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Fri Apr 10 17:08:11 UTC 2015

On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 9:36 AM, Sergey Bylokhov <Sergey.Bylokhov at oracle.com
> wrote:

>  On 10.04.15 19:20, Martin Buchholz wrote:
>  I don't get it.  Either providing this information (what "java program"
> is running - main class and/or command line) is generally useful or it is
> not.  There's nothing macosx-specific about it.  Either provide a clean
> blessed api (i.e. not an environment variable) and have AWT etc use it on
> every platform or do not provide it at all.
> API for what? This is internal implementation of argument passing from
> launcher to some known UI library, inside one particular jdk
> implementation. It would be good if some public api will be added for
> this(as requested in [1]) in jdk9, but it is not required for this
> functionality.

I think we're actually mostly in agreement.  I don't object to your point
fix going in, but I hope that higher level improvements, probably including
removing the JAVA_MAIN_CLASS* environment variable, will be made elsewhere.
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