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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [tools] jretools
Date Tue, 07 Oct 2008 08:05:17 GMT
Mark Hindess wrote:
> I suppose we could manage without changing package names.  Initially I
> did it because I wondered if I might end up having a top-level build of
> all the classes much like we do in classlib and it made this slightly
> cleaner.  But I hope there is a better way to handle the simpler
> dependencies (common classes needed by both jretools and jdktools).
> Now I've committed the split changing the names (again/back) would be
> trivial but I'd like to resolve the following issue first.
> We need to decide is if we should have two or three tools jars.  (We
> could have one and include the jdktools classes in the jre but I don't
> really like that idea.)
> Do we make the jdktools jar depend on the jretools jar to resolve
> the common classes or do we have a separate common tools jar which
> both jdktools or jretools jars depend upon?  I was thinking of going
> with just two.  (We could have two with no dependencies and keep the
> duplicate classes but I don't like this idea either.)

Just two JARs for me.  The JDK depends upon the JRE in so many other
ways, that this seems quite natural in tools too.


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