JDK-8003191 : Need to be able to launch 'About Java' from command line
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: deploy
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS:
    windows_xp,windows_2008,windows_vista,windows_7,windows_2012,windows_8 windows_xp,windows_2008,windows_vista,windows_7,windows_2012,windows_8
  • CPU: generic,x86
  • Submitted: 2012-11-08
  • Updated: 2014-02-05
  • Resolved: 2012-12-14
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7u21Fixed 8 b68Fixed
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This change is requested by install team.
Currently About Java dialog box can be launched only via About button on Java Control Panel. We need to bypass the JCP and directly launch About Java dialog for JDK8 feature - JDK-7086516: Need to add 'Java' items to Windows Start Menu.

Verified with jre8-b114 on win7/x64 using command: java "-Xbootclasspath/a:c:\program files\java\jre8\lib\javaws.jar;c:\program files\java\jre8\lib\deploy.jar;c:\program files\java\jre8\lib\plugin.java" com.sun.deploy.panel.ControlPanel -tab about

problems caused by pushing this fix with wrong bug id: https://jbs.oracle.com/bugs/browse/JDK-8003192 instead of https://jbs.oracle.com/bugs/browse/JDK-8003191

this was putback with incorrect cr id 8003191

OK - I see from webrev installer is using args: "-tab about" - will implement

although this is needed by install team only in JDK8 - I'm moving to 7u12 list to ensure is is addressed soon. What I need is exact syntax that is being used to invoke JCP from menu entry in 8 to try to get to about box - actual implementation is simple.