[rfc][icedtea-web] do exec java instead of plain java in javaws

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Tue Aug 21 03:10:37 PDT 2012

On 08/20/2012 08:15 PM, Adam Domurad wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-08-20 at 18:59 +0200, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>> On 08/20/2012 06:57 PM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> As it is now `"${COMMAND[@]}"` in javaws launcher, the process with swing application can not be killed correctly from commandline
>>> If you will run some swing testcase eg http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorialJWS/uiswing/events/ex6/ComponentEventDemo.jnlp from http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea-Web-Tests,
>>> and then you will try to kill it, you will discover that the swing window is still alive... Well it looks like me as incorrect. I must admit taht I do not see huge difference betwenn 'exec' and 'nothing', but it looks like exec is commonly used (eg google-chrome, firefox) in applications using shell launcher.
>>> So I would like to intorduce this change.
>>> ok for head? (what about 1.3? I'm for too :o) )
>>> J.
>> I forgot to add that exec is solving the "immortality" problem above ;)
> Note that nothing else will occur after this statement, as only an exit
> occurs afterwards it seems fine though.
> OK for head/1.3 from me.

Thanx. Pushed!

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