Lucky number three. The third meeting of the Jigsaw Expert Group (they also met on May 17 and 22) offered an answer to the question on everyone’s lips: Is the group ready to move forward? Let’s have a look at the minutes.
Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, came up with the proposal to allow illegal reflective access from code on the class path by default in JDK 9 and to disallow it in a future release. Although the idea was well received, he emphasized that the change won’t “magically solve every JDK 9 adoption problem.”
Apache Maven is one of the actors that criticized the current state of Jigsaw. We caught up with Robert Scholte, chairman of the Apache Maven Project to chat about how well Maven is already working with Java 9, what is still problematic about Jigsaw and how the roadmap to Maven 5 looks like.
The clock is ticking: Although the EC didn’t approve the Public Review Ballot for JSR 376, the Jigsaw ship has not sailed yet. We caught up with Rémi Forax, a member of the Jigsaw expert group at JAX 2017 to chat about the impact of the vote on the state of Java 9 and the criticism surrounding Jigsaw.
Anything can happen in 30 days. Although the EC didn’t approve the Public Review Ballot for JSR 376, the Jigsaw ship has not sailed yet. David Blevins, founder and CEO of Tomitribe explained in a blog post why people should think past the red checkbox.
The Public Review Ballot for JSR 376, the Java Platform Module System is behind us. The EC has not approved it and now the race to build a better version has begun. Let’s dissect the vote log and representatives’ comments after casting their votes.
The finish line is almost in sight but it could turn out to be an illusion as the Public Review Ballot for JSR 376 closes today. Mark Reinhold, the Specification Lead for this JSR, wrote an open letter to the JCP Executive Committee in which he explained why “a vote against this JSR due to lack of consensus in the EG is a vote against the Java Community Process itself.”
Mark Reinhold, the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, announced in a message to the OpenJDK mailing list that the second phase of the rampdown process has begun.
The countdown for Java 9 has officially begun and here’s the proof: Oracle’s Iris Clark announced the availability of the draft Public Review Specification and explained that, if everything goes well, it will be submitted to the JCP Program Management Office (PMO) for the formal Public Review period next week.
Oracle announced in a post published last year that they plan to deprecate the Java browser plugin in JDK 9. Since JDK 9 should be coming in July, it’s imperative that developers find an alternative.
The Java Executive Committee has signed off on a number of changes to the JDK in its ninth release, planned for mid-to-late 2016.
From Java in spaceships to Java horror stories, this year’s Java pilgrimage proves more than ever that the Java language is alive and kicking.
Oracles latest update to the JDK arrives with much focus on commercial side of Java