RFC: JDK 9 Sandbox Forest Proposal

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Sun Sep 21 17:01:31 UTC 2014

On 21/09/2014 15:41, David Chase wrote:
> :
> I ran into one specific problem attempting to add stuff to
> jdk libraries as part of Panama, which is that the creation
> of a new module is error-prone.  In my case, it is only
> error-prone, I never succeeded, I assume I missed some
> crucial step.
There isn't a module system in JDK 9 yet, it's going to take time to 
bring all the pieces in and there is a lot of transition and changes 
along the way. We tried to make it clear in JEP 200 that until there is 
a module system in place that it would require maintaining the XML 
document that defines the modular structure. That's the document that 
gets translated early in the build now to create the build dependences, 
it is also used to verify the resulting bits at the end. So it is 
awkward at the moment but should get much better once we have a module 
system in place.


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