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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [performance] Startup cost is high for Harmony (HARMONY-6002)
Date Mon, 17 Nov 2008 09:11:08 GMT
Xiao-Feng Li wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 8:24 PM, Regis <xu.regis@gmail.com> wrote:
>> IMHO, it isn't negative to modularity of Harmony itself at developing time,
>> but it is at deployment or runtime. For example, someone want to replace
>> concurrent module with another implementation, he just need to replace the
>> concurrent.jar, that's enough. But if we pack them into one big jar, he need
>> to unpack, replace and pack again. That also work, but isn't convenient and
>> straightforward.
> 
> We can offer a build option to provide separate JARs if that's
> desirable. Does anyone really need this feature?

It is a desirable feature for people who consume only parts of Harmony,
or who want to subset the runtime -- though I agree that there are
multiple ways to solve that problem.

As written elsewhere though, let's check we are solving the right problem.

Regards,
Tim


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