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Reinhold Publishes Open Letter to JCP Pleading That JPMS (Jigsaw) Is Approved

by Charles Humble Follow 279 Followers on  May 08, 2017 2

Mark Reinhold has published an open letter to the JCP Executive Committee. In the letter he expresses surprise that IBM has decided to vote against the JSR, and argues that RedHat’s decision to vote "no" is motivated by a desire to "preserve and protect their home-grown, non-standard module system, which is little used outside of the JBoss/Wildfly ecosystem".

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Mark Reinhold Confirms JPMS (Jigsaw) Will Be Submitted for Public Review, Despite Community Concerns

by Charles Humble Follow 279 Followers on  May 04, 2017 1

Mark Reinhold, chief architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, has confirmed that Jigsaw will be submitted for public review, despite IBM and RedHat's concerns.

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IBM and Red Hat to Vote "No" on Java Modules (Jigsaw)

by Charles Humble Follow 279 Followers on  May 01, 2017 21

InfoQ has previously reported on the developing situation regarding JSR 376 - the Java Platform Module System, commonly called "Project Jigsaw". Now, in a highly unusual move, IBM and Red Hat have both publicly announced that they will vote "no" on Jigsaw in its current form.

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Java 9 on the Brink of a Delivery Date and Scope Review

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 06, 2016

Following the passing of the May 2016 deadline for a feature complete Java 9, Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform, suggested a method to collectively review all work remaining in unfinished JEPs and decide whether to delay the project further in order to accommodate, or to descope them. Although the process hasn't finished yet, the current state suggests a combination of both.

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Initial Implementation of Module System Pushed to JDK 9 build 111

by Monica Beckwith Follow 191 Followers on  Mar 28, 2016

Project Jigsaw has been in the works for a while now. On March 22nd 2016, an initial implementation of 'Module System' which is the last major component of Project Jigsaw, was pushed to JDK 9 in early access build 111.

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Oracle Confirms Delayed Schedule for Java 9

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Dec 23, 2015 1

In a recent communication, Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, suggested a six-month delay for the general availability of Java 9 so as to allow some extra time to finish project Jigsaw. After deliberation, the delay was accepted, setting the general availability of Java 9 to March 2017.

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Oracle Carving Strategy for Unsafe Library

by Victor Grazi Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 10, 2015

Oracle carved out some direction for the library class sun.misc.Unsafe, from the unsupported sun.misc package in a blog last week. At issue has been the concern that this heavily used class will have its access severely limited via Project Jigsaw's JDK modularization.

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OpenJDK Requesting Community Feedback on Java 9 Features

by Victor Grazi Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 10, 2015

The OpenJDK Adoption Group is requesting community feedback on the newly announced comprehensive list of feature additions, changes and removals projected for Java 9. InfoQ talks to the Java Champions group about what to expect from Java 9 and how to get involved.

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JavaOne Press Panel - Community and Java SE

by Ben Evans Follow 12 Followers on  Oct 01, 2014

Oracle execs hail community involvement in success and adoption of Java 8, announce better security features, but small number of new features.

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Is Project Jigsaw Back On Track?

by Victor Grazi Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 24, 2014 17

Oracle Chief Java Architect Mark Reinhold reveals the plans and scheduling for Project Jigsaw, the Java modularity initiative, now scheduled for release with Java 9.

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Oracle Talks to Architects and Partners About Java 8 in Launch Webinar

by Victor Grazi Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 31, 2014

Almost three years after the release of Java 7, Oracle last week released Java 8, touted as the most revolutionary Java release ever. This week Oracle presented a one-hour public webinar looking into features, background, and community reaction. InfoQ captured some important highlights of the webinar.

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AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

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Jigsaw, Second Cut

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 30, 2013 2

In a mail to the jigsaw-dev list, Mark Reinhold posted news of a reboot of the Jigsaw project to provide modularity for the JDK. Read on to find out more about what's happening, and what to look out for.

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Oracle Resurrects getCallerClass, At Least for Now

by Victor Grazi Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 05, 2013 2

Oracle has reversed their decision to remove the method sun.reflect.Reflection.getCallerClass(int) in Java 7u40. The method is planned to remain at least through Java 7.

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Bling and the future of IDEs

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 07, 2013 15

At EclipseCon 2013, L33t Labs revealed a port of SWT running on OpenGL, and used it to demonstrate an Eclipse instance with graphical effects animated by the OpenGL hardware. They have recently released a video of the effects shown, but it raises an important question on the UX of future IDEs.

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