Missing issue: Version string format

mark.reinhold at oracle.com mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Wed Mar 23 23:36:06 UTC 2016

2016/3/21 8:43:52 -0700, david.lloyd at redhat.com:
> On 03/21/2016 08:49 AM, David M. Lloyd wrote:
>> On 03/11/2016 04:13 PM, David M. Lloyd wrote:
>>> The current java.lang.module.ModuleDescriptor.Version class contains the
>>> comment:
>>> "Vaguely Debian-like version strings, for now.
>>> "This will, eventually, change."
>>> At some point the syntax and semantics of version designators has to be
>>> worked out and agreed upon.  Ideally the scheme would be compatible with
>>> as many existing widely deployed schemes as possible in terms of allowed
>>> syntax, and as much as possible, collation order (at least within the
>>> context of other modules from the same versioning scheme).
>> Judging from the lack of response, I assume that nobody has done any
>> work on this, so I have a proposal.
> I just updated to the latest code and it looks like last week the scheme 
> was updated.

Yes; among other things there's now an actual (initial) specification, as
you've seen [1].

> I would reframe this discussion into a proposal a few changes from the 
> existing code.
> ...

I'll reply to your proposal in due course, but for now to track it I've
created http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jigsaw/spec/issues/#VersionSyntax .

- Mark

[1] http://download.java.net/java/jigsaw/docs/api/java/lang/module/ModuleDescriptor.Version.html

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