JDK 9 Early Access with Project Jigsaw build b36 is available on java.net

Rory O'Donnell rory.odonnell at oracle.com
Mon Nov 3 19:50:35 UTC 2014

Hi All,

JDK 9 Early Access with Project Jigsaw build b36 is available on 
java.net [1]

The goal of Project Jigsaw [2] is to design and implement a standard 
module system for the Java SE Platform,
and to apply that system to the Platform itself and to the JDK.

As described in JEP 220 [3], this build provides a new runtime image 
structure. For example, this new runtime
image does not install an rt.jar file or a tools.jar file.

Please refer to Project Jigsaw's updated project pages [2] & [4] and 
Mark Reinhold's announcement email [5]
for further details.

We encourage library and application developers to test existing code 
against these builds, with an eye toward
the incompatible changes listed at the end of JEP 220 [3]. Comments, 
questions, and suggestions are
welcome on the jigsaw-dev mailing list or else submit bug reports via 

Note: If you haven't already subscribed to that mailing list then please 
do so first, otherwise
your message will be discarded as spam.

[1] https://jdk9.java.net/jigsaw/
[2] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jigsaw/
[3] http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/220
[4] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jigsaw/ea

Rgds,Rory O'Donnell
Quality Engineering Manager
Oracle EMEA , Dublin, Ireland

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