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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Is exporting all packages a best practice?

Am 02.02.2011 10:17, schrieb Daniel Megert:
Thank you, Dani. That may be what I was looking for.

But it does not explain the difference between or consequences of:

a) exporting a non-API package as x-internal
b) not exporting it at all
Adding x-internal helps your clients during development time as it warns
them (discouraged access) when they use a type from such a package. During
runtime, it allows that in non-strict (i.e. default) mode (see
osgi.resolverMode runtime option) the types from an x-internal package can
be loaded and hence clients can use types from non-API packages. If you
don't add the non-API packages with x-internal to the manifest then any
app using code from such a package won't even work in non-strict mode as
the types would not be loaded by the class loader. Once you start in
strict mode all types from x-internal packages won't load either.
Thanks again. I've also just verified that (you may laugh) and I fully agree now.

Is "x-internal" spec'ed in OSGi or is it an Equinox thing?



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