JEP 220 questions

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at
Thu Oct 30 20:20:04 UTC 2014

Hi Alan,

Thanks - I'll confess to lack of time + ignorance/laziness I hadn't checked
how far advanced things were. Sounds like I'll get to do some solid testing
over the xmas break (don't tell my Board, or my family ;p).


On 30 October 2014 20:14, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at> wrote:

> 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).
> -Alan.

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