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

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Wed Nov 26 17:41:47 UTC 2014


On 10/31/2014 03:30 PM, Mario Torre wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-10-31 at 14:54 +0100, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>> On 06/19/2014 04:46 PM, Petr Pchelko wrote:
>>> Hello, Jiri.
>>> Sorry for the delayed 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?
>>> 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?
>> hi guys!
>> Do we need some JEP to make  this happen?
> Sorry, this one slipped off my radar.
> I think the general consensus here is that we need a JEP for JDK 9. I
> have no experience preparing one, but I was about to approach that for
> the look and feel idea, so I'll be happy to help.
> Perhaps something that will work with the new module system?
> We need some help from Oracle here, since there are other
> implementations of the plugins, getting to know your experience is quite
> important.
> Cheers,
> Mario

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