Accessing module internals from bytecode rewriting agent

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at
Tue May 2 17:15:24 UTC 2017

> On 2 May 2017, at 09:45, Michael Nascimento <misterm at> wrote:
> On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 11:51 AM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at> wrote:
>> 8 can deal with multi-release JARs.
> I missed that. Starting with what update? Is there any link I could use to
> share this info?

There have been no modifications to the Java 8 runtime, it will just ignore stuff in the META-INF/versions/{N} directories.

At one point we were mulling back porting the Java 9 runtime changes to Java 8 and therefore we could go back to Java 7, but we decided not to proceed with that, which is what i suspect you may be thinking about.


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