<AWT Dev> Fwd: RFR: make life easier for general java plugin

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Thu Jun 19 15:26:11 UTC 2014

On 06/19/2014 04:46 PM, Petr Pchelko wrote:
> Hello, Jiri.
> Sorry for the delayed answer.

np :) Thank you for Answer!

>  From the code point of view you current change looks OK to me. It's an internal package and we can change the access modifier easily.
> The more general question is what are you going to achieve by making this change?
> In JDK-9 we would have modules and you will not be able to use the sun.* packages at all, so this changeset is useless for JDK9.
> Do you want this to go to JDK8?

Well I would guess it needs to go to jdk9 first, and then to jdk8, and maybe also to jdk7.
I would be happy to have it in all three :) (but yes, 8 is priority) And I also guess that it can 
not go to 8 without being in 9 (?).

I know that in jdk9 the modules are coming, and that this will  become an serious issue. The API 
suggested in original discussion will be the only chance.
> In the original discussion there was a suggestion about providing a standard public interface for alternative plugins.
> This path looks more promising to me, because it will work in JDK9. Did any progress happen in that direction?

Nope. My Apologies. I will focus on this API in close future. Actually I'm not sure where to begin, 
but also I guess Mario will be able to provide those hints.  In meantime this one liner would be 
nice to have.

For now, I'm going to derive the API from original plugin-applet-hole patch little bit reduced by 
experience from [3]

Best regards from CZ, and thank you for trying to help us.

> Thank you.
> With best regards. Petr.h
> On 19 июня 2014 г., at 18:35, Jiri Vanek <jvanek at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 06/16/2014 11:34 AM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>> ping??
>>> ping?
>>> On 05/21/2014 05:02 PM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>>>> Hi!
>>>> IcedTea-Web [1] have now patch [3] from [2] thread,  to work pretty smooth with all Icedteas, all
>>>> Openjdks and all Oracle javas.  It even do work with IBM java.
>>>> However, we needed to include few lines of copypasted code [3] line 274-283. Well it is not so much,
>>>> but is potentially dangerous.
>>>> If this mini changeset -  http://jvanek.fedorapeople.org/oracle/jdk9/applet-minipatch/1/webrev/ may
>>>> go in, it would be awesome and will make icedtea-web true Openjdk plugin. Do you think it is
>>>> possible?
>>>> Just note - there already was a discussion about unnecessary complex version of similar patch -  [4]
>>>> thread. As result it forbid any touches to sun.applet package. However current webrev do not add any
>>>> more visibility. It changes from private to package private. I hope it is much more suitable
>>>> I sent this message originally to jdk9-dev.. It/I was wrong I guess. Sorry
>>>> Best regards,
>>>>    J.
>>>> [1] http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea-Web
>>>> [2] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/distro-pkg-dev/2014-May/027577.html thread
>>>> [3]
>>>> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/distro-pkg-dev/attachments/20140513/a47d6d04/allOpenJdk-0001.patch
>>>> [4] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk9-dev/2014-January/000320.html

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