Regression in JDK8 build 78: javac complains about missing Class#isAnnotationPresent

Joel Borggrén-Franck joel.franck at
Fri Mar 1 01:53:17 PST 2013

Hi Uwe,

On 03/01/2013 09:44 AM, Uwe Schindler wrote:

>Again, if older
 > rt.jar files would be accessible as artifacts on Maven Central,
> this would be obsolete, too.

Sounds like a neat idea, here are the OpenJDK 6 sources:

It isn't trivial to compile but should work on a not too bleeding edge 
system. I don't think the fact that this isn't the RI will have any 
practical impact on this idea. Also if you do this for 7 later at least the 
RI was compiled from the OpenJDK sources [1].

I don't use Maven and I'm not a lawyer but I'm sure someone can figure out a 
way to provide this service to their fellow developers while complying with 
the GPL.



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