<AWT Dev> RFR: 8136570: Avoid setting environment variables related to /usr/dt

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Wed Sep 16 16:00:45 UTC 2015

That is fine by me. If any one on awt-dev knows of a reason to keep it
they should speak up.


On 9/15/15 5:09 PM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> We would be entirely happy if the environment frobbing code were to be 
> deleted.
> Should I change my code to do that?
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 3:49 PM, Phil Race <philip.race at oracle.com 
> <mailto:philip.race at oracle.com>> wrote:
>     I don't understand that original assessment.
>     Switching to XAWT had no impact on this code except to make it
>     pointless.
>     i.e it did not prevent its execution.
>     I doubt there is any code left in the JDK that will derive any
>     benefit from it still being there. All CDE/Motif & Xt related code
>     is gone.
>     This should have been removed along with it but was doubtless not
>     in plain sight to whoever did that.
>     So unless I am missing something you could go further and just
>     delete it.
>     -phil.
>     On 9/15/2015 3:13 PM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
>         I reported this bug 12 years ago, but it was closed Will Not
>         Fix, and this year I see java programs crashing because of it!
>         This is a partial fix.
>         https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8136570
>         https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-4953367
>         http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~martin/webrevs/openjdk9/usr-dt-environment/
>         <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Emartin/webrevs/openjdk9/usr-dt-environment/>
>         <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Emartin/webrevs/openjdk9/usr-dt-environment/>

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