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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] Trouble Building DRLVM
Date Wed, 20 Sep 2006 23:43:05 GMT

On Sep 20, 2006, at 7:28 PM, Gregory Shimansky wrote:

> On Wednesday 20 September 2006 23:47 Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> Ok - so to summarize, there are two things here :
>>
>> 1) We need to find a clean way to get bootclasspath.properties.  I
>> don't like JAVA_HOME.  I'd like to see if we can simply presume a
>> structure, with an override property for people that want to do weird
>> things.
>
> I don't think it is so weird. JAVA_HOME setting is ignored by RI  
> and I agree
> with it. It is a variable usually used by scripts like ant  
> invocation. JRE
> should find its internals itself without any pointer from the user.

Right.

>
> Also before we get a very stable JRE I wouldn't want JAVA_HOME to  
> point to
> harmony deploy build. It may result in quite unexpected behavior of  
> other
> applications including aforementioned ant. When building Harmony VM  
> it cannot
> overwrite JRE directory on windows because ant is being executed by  
> Harmony
> JRE already (unless it crashes of course).

What?  You mean actually rewrite JAVA_HOME?

geir


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