#java9

Interview series with Java influencers — Part 2

Java 9 and the future of modularity: Will Project Jigsaw be a hit or flop?

Never a dull moment with Java 9. First, the JCP EC decided not to approve the Public Review Ballot for JSR 376 but then they signed off on the Reconsideration Ballot. Java 9 will be released on September 21 but will developers get started on JDK 9 without modules? In the second part of our interview series, Java influencers weigh in on Java 9 and the modular ecosystem.

JDK 9 receives eight-week extension

Java 9 delayed to September 21

In late May, Mark Reinhold proposed to “adjust the General Availability date in order to accommodate the additional time required to move through the JCP process.” Since there were no objections to the proposed eight-week extension, Java 9 will be released on September 21.

Caution: This change will not magically solve every JDK 9 adoption problem

JDK 9: Proposal to allow illegal reflective access by default

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.”

Should I stay or should I go

Sword still hanging over Jigsaw’s head: Public Review Ballot for JSR 376 closes today

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.”

Rampdown Phase 2

Java 9 enters second bug fixing phase

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.

Next stop: Formal Public Review period

Java 9: The draft Public Review Specification is out

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.