[javaee-spec users] [jsr342-experts] Re: Re: Re: Modularization Framework/SPI

From: Jim Knutson <>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 15:58:36 -0500

"Jason T. Greene" <> wrote on 07/26/2012 09:58:33
> IMO a better approach is defining something thinner that is purely
> around classloading, and bridges well to the legacy EE approach. We
> should make it easy as possible for users to transition to the modular
> world.

I'm not sure it can be a simple thin EE update on classloading. There are
number of specifications that make assumptions about classloading that
may not apply or be valid any more if the classloading requirements are
changed. It's been particularly annoying trying to get them to pass
TCKs in modular environments. One example is JSTL JDBC DriverManager

Jim Knutson
WebSphere Java EE Architect