JDK-8160676 : Update java_props_macosx.c for Mac OS SDK 10.10
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.lang
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Open
  • Resolution: Unresolved
  • OS: os_x
  • Submitted: 2016-06-30
  • Updated: 2021-01-07
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A couple code updates can be made once the Mac build moves to SDK 10.10:

* JDK-7131356 uses the [NSProcessInfo operatingSystemVersion] function, but has to call it using msgSend in order to build with SDK 10.9.  It would be preferable to call this directly once we're no longer building with SDK 10.9.

* JDK-8160370 added code to maintain compatibility for pre-MacOS 10.9 systems, which are no longer supported for JDK 9.  Once JDK 9 has been released and test infrastructure has been updated, we should consider removing this code.
Some discussion in this thread about moving to SDK 10.10: https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/core-libs-dev/2020-December/071973.html though it was decided not to.

Going on the record to say that I believe we should not remove the code added by JDK-8160370. Doing so will break backwards compatibility (for earlier unsupported Mac OS X releases)