Creating modules with JDK8

Remi Forax forax at
Sat Nov 28 13:46:27 UTC 2015

Hi Simon, the jmod file format is special file format,
compared to the jar file format, jmod allows to embed native code in the archive.

Apart if you want to embed native code, a module is just a jar with a module-info.class at its root.


----- Mail original -----
> De: "Simon Ochsenreither" <simon at>
> À: jigsaw-dev at
> Envoyé: Vendredi 27 Novembre 2015 20:52:44
> Objet: Creating modules with JDK8
> Hi everyone,
> sorry if this has been asked already, I couldn't find it in the
> documentation.
> Will the code that creates *.jmod files from *.class files be runnable
> on earlier versions of the JDK, or available via Maven Central?
> Thanks,
> Simon

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