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From "Wannheden, Knut" <knut.wannhe...@paranor.ch>
Subject RE: <exec> on openvms
Date Thu, 10 Jul 2003 15:54:31 GMT
> 
> > But the other Runtime.exec() methods (without working directory)
> > should all work.
> 
> So let's really treat OpenVMS like OS/2 and disable the Jdk13Launcher
> unconditionally.
> 

The Java CommandLauncher for VMS could catch the IOException with the
message "function not implemented" and tell the user to define the required
logical.

> > There seem to be some other tasks which check the return value of
> > Execute#execute() against zero though, including <cvs>,
> > <cvstagdiff>, <cvschangelog>, and <javadoc>.  Would this change
be a
> > backward compatibility issue?
> 
> I don't think so.
> 
> Any user task that used the return value of execute would be as broken
> on OpenVMS as it ever was, and should continue working where it did
> before.  All tasks adapted to the new method should work in OpenVMS as
> well without seeing any difference elsewhere.
> 

Great.

--
knut

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