How can I see where the sjavac_server is started?

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Fri Mar 1 18:36:11 UTC 2019

On 03/01/2019 05:32 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
>> I think we should really get rid of sjavac since the relevant 
>> benefits are already present in the default build, with the javac 
>> server and the dependency plugin. The only possible benefit of sjavac 
>> today would be more fine grained incremental build support, but I 
>> doubt it works very well given that it's not being maintained.
> Agree. I opened
> /Magnus

Magnus, et al,

Be careful. There is as yet no "javac server".  The server mechanism is 
currently only available within sjavac.

There is a desire/goal to provide a "javac server". When first 
suggested, it was considered blocked by the need of some 
platform-specific features in the main `java.util.Process` API. However, 
when the core-libs team looked at the RFE, it was not clear that the 
work was actually required. The issue is the ability to create a process 
that can outlive the parent; at one point, it was believed that this was 
not easy/possible with existing Java API on all necessary platforms (i.e 
all platforms supported by the build.)

-- Jon

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