Modularity, a key but highly controversial feature of the upcoming Java 9 release, looks to be back on track with the Java community’s adoption of a proposal that had failed in an initial vote weeks earlier.With new round of voting completed this week, the Java Community Process Executive Committee passed by a 24-0 vote the Java Platform Module System public review ballot, the subject of Java Specification Request 376.[ Keep track of what’s changed in Java 9 in InfoWorld’s live changelog, “What’s new in Java 9.” | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
In May, the same group, citing concerns over the plan being disruptive and lacking consensus, voted the measure down, 13 to 10.
In the aftermath, Java Development Kit 9, where the module system was to be delivered, was postponed from July 27 to September 21.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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