JEP 238: Multi-Version JAR Files

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at
Fri Feb 13 15:24:37 UTC 2015

On 13.02.2015 13:21, Ivan St. Ivanov wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> 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
> question.

Core-libs-dev is the best place for feedback on this JEP,  as it means 
the owner of the JEP has a chance to see your comment and provide 
additional information directly, or in the JEP as necessary.

> So, in Java 9 we are hopefully going to have Jigsaw. One of its features is
> retiring the jar format.


"The JAR format, despite its numerous flaws, is here to stay and
will likely be a supported packaging and distribution format until the
end of time.  We even plan to make it possible to package true modules
as JAR files, for ease of migration and distribution."

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