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Re: [eclipse-pmc] API spec change/clarification


Darin Wright/Ottawa/IBM@IBMCA
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04/13/2007 05:45 PM

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[eclipse-pmc] API spec change/clarification

Debug would like approval for the API specification change/clarification, as described in the following bug:

We are working a feature to allow Installed JREs to be derived from .ee definition files (bug 181026). In order to complete this feature, we need to allow VM install locations to be represented as files as well as directories. Until now, the javadoc specified the install location was a directory (home directory for a JRE). This is a binary compatible API change. The javadoc would be enhanced to clarify that the describing an install location can be a file or directory.

RISK: Minimal:

Code that accessed the vm install location should not need to change (it still works on However, existing code could encounter error conditions (for example, retrieving files from a directory will not work when the file is not a directory). Code needed to be resilliant to such conditions in the past, so this should have minimal effect on clients.

Darin Wright
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