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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Announcing JDK 9 support for Eclipse Neon

On 26/10/2015 6:49 PM, Stephan Herrmann wrote:

JDK 9 no longer ships the runtime libraries as a set of jars (rt.jar ...),
but as jimage files, the technical format of which is not subject to standardization.
Instead, API is provided for reading the content of such image.
(Hence: "proprietary format").
The BETA feature provides support for working with these jimage files.

So that causes a problem, right? If the jimage format is not spec'd as part of a JSR that means that we have to reverse engineer a GPL+CE-licensed implementation in order to emit jimage files. Do I understand that correctly?

Is this a topic that I should be raising concerns about at the JCP Executive Committee?

Mike Milinkovich
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