Will split-packages ever be supported?

wzberger javadevlist at javasoft.de
Tue May 30 10:52:22 UTC 2017

Our project has around 45 jar libraries and we currently using 
split-packages as simplest modularization concept. It's a desktop 
project with different kind of controls - all have in common that they 
are located in the same package e.g. 'com.swing'. So users can add only 
required libraries to their project. However, in Jigsaw the 
split-package concept is not supported - so we have to completely rework 
our package structure. This means:

- the new package structure will become more complicated because we have 
to add new packages
- our API isn't backward compatible
- our users have to rework their applications
- our users have to learn the new API (package structure)

So how likely is it that split packages will be supported in the near 

- Wolfgang

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