[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] RFR: JDK-8035821: Move psfont properties files from src/share/classes to src/share/lib
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri Feb 28 10:12:51 UTC 2014
Just on Project Jigsaw and moving to a modular JDK then we've been doing
preparatory work for this for several years (it had its own JEP in JDK 8
for example). There isn't a JEP yet proposing a Modular JDK but
hopefully soon. In the mean-time I think we have to continue the
clean-up and getting things consistent. Erik and Magnus are doing great
work to clean-up the build and prepare for when we restructure the
source code as modules.
On the psfont files then I think you are saying that they aren't really
intended to be user editable. If so then they would be a good candidate
to move from $JAVA_HOME/lib in the image to a module-private location
(once we get the JDK to the point where it is building a module image of
course). That can come later.
For now and for the source location then I think we have to listen to
Erik and Magnus' arguments for consistency. Also the source tree needs
to be much more approachable than it is now. In the case of properties
files then it is not obvious where they go and whether you can use
getResources at runtime to access them. So I think Erik's patch to move
these to src/share/lib make sense as it makes it much more obvious where
they will be in the build output.
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