JDK7: EA Java vendor properties have changed
By kto on Nov 29, 2010
The views expressed on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle.
A few months back I tried to give a heads up on the so called "rebranding" efforts in JDK7 where the patterns "Sun Microsystems, Inc." were being changed to "Oracle Corporation". Well, with a little sadness in my heart, the bulk of these rebranding changes have happened, not all of them, but enough of the major ones to at least start shaking out potential issues. The OpenJDK7 sources (including the source bundles) and the JDK7 binary bundles should include most of the changes to the values of the various "vendor" java properties and also the Windows COMPANY file properties.
Specifically, in our latest JDK7 EA binaries, these Java system properties now contain:
java.vendor = Oracle Corporation
java.vendor.url = http://java.oracle.com/
java.vm.vendor = Oracle Corporation
java.specification.vendor = Oracle Corporation
java.vm.specification.vendor = Oracle Corporation
NOTE: this only applies to JDK7 and newer releases.
If you experience any problems with these changes or the latest JDK7 EA builds, we really want to hear from you.