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OpenJDK and Modules

Posted by stanleyh on May 8, 2007 at 7:16 PM PDT

Unless you having been living in a cave, you should have heard that the OpenJDK is finally here today! :-)

I have been planning to make the JSR 277: Java Module System expert group mailing list publicly readable for quite some time now, but the infrastructure in has been pretty unstable in the last two months to make this possible and usable. Now the OpenJDK web site is available and offers better infrastructure, I have made the observer mailing list available from there today. This mailing list is read-only, and you will be able to observe the EG traffic going forwards. If you are interested, be a subscriber today!

Another exciting news is that we have also created a Modules project on OpenJDK. This project will cover the reference implementation of the modularity specifications defined by JSR 277 and JSR 294 as well as the related work in the JDK. Although there aren't much information on this page at the point of this writing, the intention is to make the source code, discussion list, and other implementation-related documentations available soon.

Finally, I'll be presenting a session (TS-2318) on JSR 277 at JavaOne this Thursday 4:10pm-5:10pm. Alex and Andreas will also be presenting a session (TS-2401) on JSR 294 this Thursday 9:35am-10:35am. If you want to learn more about the latest development of JSR 277 and JSR 294, come to the sessions! I hope to see you all there.

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