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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (HARMONY-2201) [classlib][luni] Add creation of stub jvm.dll to luni module
Date Thu, 16 Nov 2006 14:50:06 GMT
I dont' care, but as you said, have it search for both for now...

Tim Ellison wrote:
> Oliver Deakin (JIRA) wrote:
>> [classlib][luni] Add creation of stub jvm.dll to luni module
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>                  Key: HARMONY-2201
>>                  URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-2201
>>              Project: Harmony
>>           Issue Type: Improvement
>>           Components: Classlib
>>             Reporter: Oliver Deakin
>>             Priority: Minor
>>
>>
>> It is standard practise when writing a VM launcher to link against
>> invocation API providing libraries called jvm.dll/libjvm.so. The RI and
>> J9 VMs both follow the convention of placing a jvm.lib file (on Windows)
>> into <jdk>/lib, and the actual jvm.dll/libjvm.so in the appropriate
>> place under jre/bin. Harmony differs from this convention in two ways:
>>
>> 1) There is no jvm.lib provided in the deploy/jdk/lib directory. This
>> means that any Windows user writing a custom launcher will not be able
>> to make calls to our invocation API. It makes sense in this case to
>> create a stubbed set of invocation API natives to build a jvm.lib in the
>> appropriate place. We currently do something similar to create a stubbed
>> vmi.lib for linking against.
>>
>> 2) The libraries providing the invocation API are currently called
>> harmonyvm.dll/libharmonyvm.so. I would suggest that these are renamed to
>> jvm.dll/libjvm.so to follow the conventional naming scheme.
> 
> 
> This seems like an eminently reasonable suggestion.
> Anyone object?  If not I'll hack the jvm.lib and make the launcher look
> for both names to allow for a transition.
> 
> Regards,
> Tim
> 

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