Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon Jan 30 16:57:29 UTC 2017

On 30/01/2017 16:25, Hontvári Attila wrote:

> Regarding to the reduction of the java.desktop module size:
> Has Swing any circular dependency with other java.desktop parts? I 
> know about only one, Desktop::setDefaultJMenuBar, which is only to be 
> introduced in Java 9. If that dependency could be broken (by replacing 
> the parameter type from Swing JMenuBar to AWT MenuBar), Swing could be 
> extracted into a new module. Therefore the java.desktop size (28 MB 
> including natives) would decrease by 7 MB.
> And the non-default LookAndFeels (Nimbus, Windows, GTK, Synth, Multi, 
> Aqua, Motif) could be also moved out to their own module, they are 2,5 
> MB.
I suspect there is a lot more to this once you dig into the details of 
the implementation. However, if you have the time and interest then 
maybe you would like to prototype the split and come back with your 
finding and results.


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