RFR 7199353: Allow ConstructorProperties annotation from any package

Jaroslav Bachorik jaroslav.bachorik at oracle.com
Thu Oct 8 11:49:46 UTC 2015

Please, review the following change

Issue : https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-7199353
Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jbachorik/7199353/webrev.00/top

Issue description:
"MXBean currently supports model-specific types annotated with
java.beans.ConstructorProperties that is tightly coupled with
the client API. A MXBean developer will likely want to avoid
using java.beans.ConstructorProperties if it ends up in the
desktop module that their code doesn't want to pull in. In
that case, the code has to write to achieve the same effort
by defining the from(CompositeData) method."

This patch adds a new annotation 
@javax.management.annotation.ConstructorProperties which can be used in 
stead of @java.beans.ConstructorProperties. This will allow the 
developers to use this convenience feature without introducing a bit 
strange dependency on java.desktop.

For the backward compatibility purposes 
@java.beans.ConstructorProperties annotation will still be recognized by 
the JMX system but
a) A warning will be logged about using a deprecated way to specify 
b) If there is also @javax.management.annotation.ConstructorProperties 
annotation present on the same constructor then only this annotation 
will be considered.

All the tests exercising the JMX related @ConstructorProperties 
functionality have been updated to use 

Since this change is affecting public APIs the relevant CCC request has 
been filed and is in processing now.



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