<AWT Dev> Fwd: RFR: make life easier for general java plugin

Mario Torre neugens at redhat.com
Fri Oct 31 14:30:58 UTC 2014

On Fri, 2014-10-31 at 14:54 +0100, Jiri Vanek wrote:
> On 06/19/2014 04:46 PM, Petr Pchelko wrote:
> > Hello, Jiri.
> >
> > Sorry for the delayed answer.
> >  From the code point of view you current change looks OK to me. It's an internal package and we can change the access modifier easily.
> >
> > The more general question is what are you going to achieve by making this change?
> > In JDK-9 we would have modules and you will not be able to use the sun.* packages at all, so this changeset is useless for JDK9.
> > Do you want this to go to JDK8?
> >
> > In the original discussion there was a suggestion about providing a standard public interface for alternative plugins.
> > This path looks more promising to me, because it will work in JDK9. Did any progress happen in that direction?
> hi guys!
> Do we need some JEP to make  this happen?

Sorry, this one slipped off my radar.

I think the general consensus here is that we need a JEP for JDK 9. I
have no experience preparing one, but I was about to approach that for
the look and feel idea, so I'll be happy to help.

Perhaps something that will work with the new module system?

We need some help from Oracle here, since there are other
implementations of the plugins, getting to know your experience is quite


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