Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri May 12 07:26:07 UTC 2017

On 11/05/2017 21:25, Paul Bakker wrote:

> I'm a little confused by "...deployments work if they are dependent on JDK internal APIs". What does internal JDK usage have to do with opening/exporting your own packages? I would think this solves the problem that some other code (e.g. a library) requires access to application code?
> Also, can you elaborate why this only applies to the unnamed module and can't do the same a the --add-exports/--add-opens flags?
Hopefully the mail that Mandy references gives the context.

As an example, suppose an executable JAR that has code that is hacking 
into sun.awt.X11 for some reason. To keep that code working then you 
could do:

java --add-opens java.desktop/sun.awt.X11=ALL-UNNAMED -jar app.jar

but this isn't convenient for end-users that double click JAR files. The 
equivalent for an executable JAR is to add "Add-Opens: 
java.desktop/sun.awt" to its main manifest.


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