<AWT Dev> <Swing Dev> [10] Review request for 8182043: Access to Windows Large Icons

Philip Race philip.race at oracle.com
Thu Sep 28 18:21:56 UTC 2017

We definitely can't backport an API change.
Reading the bug report it seems they have been doing this by using 
internal APIs.
For JDK 9, since illegal-access is allowed by default, they can continue 
to do that,
so perhaps we can just not worry about the backport and solve this only 
for 10 +
They can add reflective code to look for the 10 solution so it can run 
on all releases
and automatically take advantage of the new API when it appears.
Of course they should also re-work the existing code to be reflective 
and defer
to the new API. If they do this then it would also be safe when illegal 
access is denied by default ..
since it should be in a later release than the new API.


On 9/28/17, 11:02 AM, Semyon Sadetsky wrote:
> On 9/28/2017 10:51 AM, Philip Race wrote:
>> If this is up for consideration for backporting - as appears to be 
>> the case - then
>> I think you should post an updated webrev.
> Not sure that we can backport it because this would change the API.
> --Semyon
>> -phil.
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