JEP 220 questions

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Thu Oct 30 20:14:56 UTC 2014

On 30/10/2014 18:58, Martijn Verburg wrote:
> :
> I note in the testing section there was reference to early access builds.
> Great and we'll work with Rory et al in QA to get that to the wider
> community as soon as possible, but I'm still uncertain whether the time
> frames will long enough to get projects to be ready for the change.
Just a brief comment on this question.  We do hope to have EA builds 
really soon with a first cut of what is in this JEP. Most of what is 
proposed in the JEP is already in the jigsaw/m2 forest in early form so 
if you build that forest then it allows for some early testing. At this 
point in time then the only things for this JEP that aren't in the 
jigsaw/m2 forest are the removal of the extension mechanism and the 
"jrt" file system provider (there is "jimage" file system provider in 
the current forest that has to evolve into the "jrt" file system 
provider -- more on that item soon).


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