David M. Lloyd
david.lloyd at redhat.com
Fri Sep 30 14:14:35 UTC 2016
By my analysis, the only possible and useful solution for
#ConcealedPackageConflicts, other than rewriting how class loaders work,
is to map non-automatic application (i.e. non-JDK) modules in the
default layer each to their own class loader. This also potentially
solves (or provides to means to solve) #MultipleModuleVersions - if you
take "multiple versions" to be defined as "two modules with the same
package name", a definition which Red Hat rejects.
We (at Red Hat) know from years of experience that libraries and
software in the wild generally won't have a problem with this from a
compatibility perspective. The widespread adoption of OSGi also proves
this out, as many applications of OSGi include existing third-party
So, why not?
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