JEP 238: Multi-Version JAR Files
Ivan St. Ivanov
ivan.st.ivanov at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 12:21:30 UTC 2015
I saw this in the morning and didn't dare to comment in the core libs
group, but I guess that the adoption mailing list is good enough for my
So, in Java 9 we are hopefully going to have Jigsaw. One of its features is
retiring the jar format. Yes, the jar will still be supported for the sake
of backward compatibility, but I don't get why they plan to enhance it
further with this feature. The reason "we are going to downport it to Java
8u60" does not hold in my books.
Am I the only one that feels that this is spending time and resources on
feature that OpenJDK plans to replace (the jar format)?
On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 1:58 PM, Martijn Verburg <martijnverburg at gmail.com>
> Hi all,
> Please share the below with your communities, thanks!
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Paul Sandoz <paul.sandoz at oracle.com>
> Date: 12 February 2015 at 20:52
> Subject: Re: JEP 238: Multi-Version JAR Files
> To: core-libs-dev at openjdk.java.net
> In connection with the JEP there is also a design document to help the
> We are especially interesting in hearing feedback from library developers,
> tool/IDE developers, and anyone doing funky stuff with class loading and
> JAR files.
> On Feb 12, 2015, at 9:41 PM, mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:
> > New JEP Candidate: http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/238
> > - Mark
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