Why static_jli for java/javaw on Windows?

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Sep 13 16:14:33 UTC 2018


Reading that bug, it seems the problem is when the installer copies 
java.exe into the Windows system directory. In that case, it may not 
have access to the msvcr re-distributables. I will try to find out if 
our installers are still doing this.


On 2018-09-13 06:32, Alan Bateman wrote:
> 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.
> -Alan.

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