Review Request: JDK-8173303: Add module-subgraph images to main platform documentation

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at
Sat Mar 25 21:33:46 UTC 2017

I edited the module descriptions per your feedback.  I also revised
GenGraphs tool to take a properties file to customize the dot graphs
for javadoc use.

Updated webrev:

Magnus, Erik,

I modified Javadoc.gmk and Main.gmk to add a new target to generate
.dot files for javadoc use.  GenGraphs tool depends on the exploded
image build.  Javadoc.gmk temporarily takes ENABLE_MODULE_GRAPH make 
variable for us to enable @moduleGraph taglet until JDK-8176785 is


> On Mar 25, 2017, at 2:36 AM, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at> wrote:
> On 24/03/2017 21:50, Mandy Chung wrote:
>> Alan,
>> I took another round of edits on the module descriptions:
>> Once we have the unified docs, it will make it easier to review
>> the module summary page for all modules where we will revise
>> these module descriptions again.
> I went through the updated module descriptions.
> Two more that seem to be missing "the" are and jdk.sctp, I think they will read okay once that is added.

Fixed. I missed that.

> jdk.httpserver currently has "Defines the JDK-specific API for HTTP server", it might be better to re-shuffle this to "Defines the API for the JDK-specific HTTP server”.

This reads better.

> I think the only one that needs re-examination is jdk.charsets. The java.base module contains the standard charsets and all other charsets needed to start the runtime on any of the supported configurations. It thus varies by platform with jdk.charsets providing the charsets that aren't in java.base. Finding the right description is difficult, maybe we should start with "Charset provider for the charsets that are not in java.base (mostly double byte and IBM charsets". I could imagine linking this to the "Supported encodings" docs page in time.

Let’s start with this version.  I expect we will refine the module
description further next couple weeks.

> Everything else looks good.


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