RFR 8130302: jarsigner and keytool -providerClass needs be re-examined for modules

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Tue Feb 16 14:54:22 UTC 2016

On 16/02/2016 14:44, Weijun Wang wrote:
> Please review the code change at
>    http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~weijun/8130302/webrev.00/
> I didn't abandon -providerClass and go all the way to -provideName 
> because -providerClass has a sub-option -providerArg that can be used 
> to further configure the provider. Also I think we still need to 
> support legacy providers that are not defined in modules.
> With this fix, -providerClass accepts both a provider name and a 
> provider class name. Some doc change will be needed.
How is -providerName used today? I'm just trying to understand why these 
tools have had both -providerName and -providerClass options when they 
appear to take the same value.


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