Why static_jli for java/javaw on Windows?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Sep 13 13:32:31 UTC 2018

On 13/09/2018 14:07, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> :
> Apparently, someone was trying to get rid of dll dependencies from 
> java.exe. Why that would be desirable it does not say. Neither why 
> this should not apply to all other launchers. (Perhaps there were not 
> that many in these days?)
> Do anyone think this still seems relevant? Otherwise I'd like to get 
> rid of this hack, and link java and javaw just like all the other 
> launchers.
I don't know if it is still needed but it seems to be related to the 
upgrade to VC 7 and an issue related to redistribution issue of the MS 
runtime. JDK-6282039 and JDK-6382014 have some info on this.


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