The road to Java 9: Modular Java finally gets OK’d

The road to Java 9: Modular Java finally gets OK’d

By | July 3rd, 2017
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IBM, Eclipse Foundation, Red Hat, and others decide to stand out of the way

of the controversial technology’s deployment in Java 9


														
							

Modularity, a key but highly controversial feature of the upcoming Java 9 release, looks to be back on track with the Java community’s adoption of a proposal that had failed in an initial vote weeks earlier.

With new round of voting completed this week, the Java Community Process Executive Committee passed by a 24-0 vote the Java Platform Module System public review ballot, the subject of Java Specification Request 376.

In May, the same group, citing concerns over the plan being disruptive and lacking consensus, voted the measure down, 13 to 10. In the aftermath, Java Development Kit 9, where the module system was to be delivered, was postponed from July 27 to September 21.

Red Hat, which voted no on the previous ballot but abstained from the latest one, said there were still several items in the current proposal that it wanted further work on.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni