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[equinox-dev] Re: Problem specifying osgi.config.area using symbolic location (@user.home)

"Alex Blewitt" <alex.blewitt@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> If you're setting it manually, you can use the
> System.getProperty("user.home") instead.

Right, though that doesn't save this from being a bug.

> You might also like to take note from:
>
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=54919
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=168445

Interestingly, the second one contains a recommendation to do exactly
what I'm trying to do (in comment #19), but lacks any followup to
confirm whether such a setting worked as described in the
documentation.

[...]

> But I wouldn't hold your breath.

I appreciate you bringing me up to date on these complaints, as I
hadn't thought through all the prohibitive scenarios
described. However, that's not the crux of my inquiry here.

I'm not asking whether the defaults make sense, or whether I should
want to set this property to some other value. I'm asking why, or
pointing out that the symbolic location mechanism is broken for the
osgi.configuration.area due to the special-case treatment of the
mungeConfigurationLocation() function.

-- 
Steven E. Harris