Hi All: On a slightly different tack, I think that it is way to early to require Java 9 for ANY Commons components.
I see a case for updating all components to at least Java 7, and hopefully 8. What you will likely hear from some quarters are comments of the type "What feature of Java X is required for a better Commons Y". Note that from my POV, MR Jars are a catastrophe, breaking tool chains left and right and I will avoid these like the plague until tools support that feature through and through, especially Android; as well as the myriad of Maven plugins that might blow up by looking at class files in the "wrong" place (META-INF). The least worst solution is to do the minimum for jars to play in the Java 9 module system, which should not require Java 9 byte codes. Another item to chew on: There is no LTS plans from Oracle for Java 9 AND 10, in fact the next LTS is for Java 11. So it seems to me then that Java >=9 and < 11 is a moving target and I would not bend over backward for anything in that range. Not yet at least. Gary On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 8:46 PM, Kamila Molina Orellana < kamila.molin...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear all, > > As an idea for GSoC that came up in , we want to settle some guidelines > that other commons projects might follow to make the shift. We came up with > some ideas in . I wanted to ask about some experience you have had while > moving to JDK 9 in other commons-projects. > > I wanted to propose this: > > 1. Make the movement of commons-rdf to JDK 9 generating modules > descriptions automatically through Maven. > 2. Generate integration tests to guarantee that modules are working as > expected with JDK 9. > 3. Maybe have multi-release JARs? > > Since other commons projects follow a similar structure, we can generate > some documentation in a wiki-like media. So, they can make the shit to JPMS > or at least have a guideline. Or I can contribute :D. > > Wha do you think? > > Regards, > ~Kamila. > > >  https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMMONSSITE-103 >  https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMMONSRDF-75 >