Pavel Rappo pavel.rappo at oracle.com
Thu Sep 11 16:23:08 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

We are thinking of removing the extcheck tool. For those who doesn't remember what it is, here is an extract from its man page:


      extcheck - jar conflict detection utility

      extcheck [ -verbose ] [ -Joption ] targetfile.jar

      The  extcheck utility checks a specified jar file for title and version conflicts with any extensions installed in the JDK software.  Before installing an
      extension, you can use this utility to see if the same or a more recent version of the extension is already installed...

We don't think it is widely used. And will become even less useful with upcoming modularization. Are there any good reasons to keep this thing in the JDK?


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