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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@4quarters.com>
Subject Re: Bootstrapping the classlibrary builds
Date Wed, 28 Dec 2005 17:18:22 GMT


Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> 
> 
> Tim Ellison wrote:
> 
>> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>
>>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>>
>>>> Sure, if you don't want the runtime effects of OSGi then you have
>>>> flexibility to package the classes into any shape, including an rt.jar.
>>>> However, if we want to support runtime modularity including component
>>>> versioning etc. then we will have to have a number of discrete bundles.
>>>> If OSGi has the ability to put multiple bundles into a single JAR ...
>>>
>>>
>>> I thnk you are missing my point.  Sorry.  What I'm saying/asking is
>>> about OSGi being one [of many possible] delivery "packagings" of the
>>> class libraries.
>>
>>
>>
>> Can you think of any other runtime modularity systems that we should
>> consider supporting?
> 
> 
> Sadly "rt.jar" because I hope that other VMs will support our VM/lib 
> interface, and thus our classlib, and manybe not yet do OSGi.
> 

Clearly I didn't read Tim's question.  Or if I did, I didn't answer it. 
         I don't consider rt.jar a runtime modularity system.  I was 
just thinking of packagings of the library...

geir

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