Why not use the Manifest?

Peter Kriens peter.kriens at aqute.biz
Thu Oct 15 17:01:03 UTC 2015

I am quite puzzled how you even remotely see this work in a real build. Any concrete build on github for example you can let me look at?

Kind regards,

	Peter Kriens

> On 15 okt. 2015, at 17:40, forax at univ-mlv.fr wrote:
> ----- Mail original -----
>> De: "Peter Kriens" <peter.kriens at aqute.biz>
>> À: forax at univ-mlv.fr
>> Cc: "Mark Reinhold" <mark.reinhold at oracle.com>, jpms-spec-experts at openjdk.java.net
>> Envoyé: Jeudi 15 Octobre 2015 16:53:26
>> Objet: Re: Why not use the Manifest?
>>> On 15 okt. 2015, at 16:26, forax at univ-mlv.fr wrote:
>>> I assume that some developers will want to declare the module-info by
>>> hand.
>> Ok, but isn’t this then always redundant?
>> Isn’t the build system forced to have the same (or at least closely
>> corresponding) information with a version?
> If your build tool is able to increment version automatically,
> you don't really need versions.
> Let's take an example, we have JUnit3 and JUnit4.
> JUnit3 is backward compatible, JUnit4 is backward compatible,
> JUnit3 is not compatible with JUnit4, that's obvious because they change the package prefix name.
> In a module world, JUnit3 and JUnit4 will not have the same module name,
> otherwise, using the most recent module implementation is fine
> (if you have a tool that doesn't do any auto-update of the required modules).
> There is one case where you need a version, when you want to blacklist a release because of a bug,
> for that you will need to tell the build tool to avoid a peculiar module version.
> Anyway, with this tool, the version is something that tag a module jar, not something the developer as to care of
> (developers are bad at managing artifact version).
> Rémi

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