Proposal to revise forest graph and integration practices for JDK 9
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed Dec 4 01:32:14 PST 2013
On 03/12/2013 18:47, Joe Darcy wrote:
> The separate repositories for corba, jaxp, and jax-ws were put in
> place to reflect these differences in code origin and handling;
> however, I agree it is worthwhile to contemplate a repository
> consolidation, at least for all the libraries-related repos (jdk,
> corba, jaxp, jaxws).
I agree that jaxp and corba should be looked at. That would also help
with a number of awkward circular dependencies and build issues (the
code in these two repositories really needs to be in the same big
compilation unit as the code in the jdk repository, at least until we/if
get to the point where the JDK is compiled as modules). Furthermore, the
timing is probably right for JAXP as it has proposed to discontinue its
standalone form and this opens the door to taking advantage of new Java
Language features and APIs.
I'm less sure about the jaxws repository as this is the transformation
of code from a number of upstream projects. Having it in its own
repository makes it a bit more obvious that we shouldn't be changing
anything in that code (as it will be trashed by updates from upstream).
Also it does not need to be compiled with the code in the jdk repository
and actually doesn't need to be packaged in rt.jar either (but that is a
separate topic). If nothing else, then I think that the code in the
jaxws repository should be compiled after the jdk repository to avoid
some of the boot cycle build issues that periodically arises with big
updates from upstream.
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