A curiosity: is jdk.pack a morally split package?

Simon Spero sesuncedu at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 17:41:19 UTC 2017

On Jun 19, 2017 3:21 AM, "Alan Bateman" <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com> wrote:

 This seems a fine cleanup to try to do in JDK 10 and core-libs-dev is the
mailing list to bring any suggested patches.

Patches definitely. The Ontological question,  seemed to be broader than
jigsaw and core-libs both :-)

Also, I am currently not sure what JDK 10 is going to mean (once JDK 9
stops being the next release). One of the policies reported from the JPMS
f2f meetings was a switch to a more frequent release schedule.
When considered in conjunction with the new version number policy, it would
seem plausible that there would be a few minor releases before 10. This
sort of change seems like something that would target a minor.

Sure, there's already a jdk10 forest, but it's not like there isn't  all
change when consolidation is done (OK, now officially targeting 10).

5. The man pages for pack200 and unpack200 are under jdk.base.
> Do you mean the nroff/troff files in the jdk repo? They aren't organized
by module at this time (JEP 201 didn't propose a layout for man pages).

Um, er,  if I'd meant not to be wrong I would have said that. ����‍♂️
Man pages are odd ducks.  jmod does have a place for man pages, but doesn't
have any real way to do anything useful with them (there's no obvious
default right thing to do).

Also, I believe man page moves are due to be integrated today.
Also, unless I am having a bad JIRA day, I have mentioned *every*  Targeted
issue  in one single email :-)


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