- After Gosling's recent comments about OSGi (you can find them for yourselves) it is pretty obvious that the Sun crowd don't actually get modularity.
- JSR took a step backward this week when someone asked why annotations weren't being used.
- Alex Buckley promptly tried to re-close that Pandora's box but failed.
- Has any progress actually been made? Doesn't look like it to me
- Gradually Guice has started appearing along side OSGi in the JSR-294 mails as an example of another module system.
- Another example of why we don't need a module system as part of the language.
- Why can't Java remain the platform it is? - it is already flexible enough to support a number of initiatives to create module systems
- Where are the requirements for JSR 294?
- The JSR itself is vague
- The original 'requirements' (some seemingly random blog posts) appear to be quite far from what is being discussed (super-packages anyone)
- 'package' as an access modifier ... ? I suggested that! Kind of.
- Why is this JSR, potentially the most damaging change to be proposed to Java, being allowed to continue?
- The whole JCP approach is fundamentally flawed
- Oracle should step in and kill the process, or at least JSR 294.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
JSR 294 - why is this still going on?
A few random thoughts about JSR 294: