Sure, we will share any benchmark results we have, although we likely
won't have too much time to spend on it in the near term, since we are
busily fixing bugs for JDK 9. As for getting this into JDK 9, it is way
too late for something of this scope. We are already past feature freeze
and are now in bug fix and stabilization mode. Yes, there is a process
where a few small enhancements might be considered , but even those
require JDK 9 release team approval, which is very unlikely for anything
that rises to the level of a new feature.
I hope JDK 10 won't take as long as JDK 9 is taking, but as there isn't
a proposed JDK 10 project yet, we don't know the timeline. I expect we
will know more in the next couple of months.
With strong encapsulation, the only way to access internal
implementation classes is via a command-line switch to add qualified
exports for the internal packages that you access. Note that any such
use of internal packages is fragile and could break at any time, but is
an option for applications that bundle a specific version of the JRE.
Laurent Bourgès wrote:
> Laurent, the problem is that OpenJDK 9's feature set is already
fixed, so I think it is not possible to *officially* adopt huge
features like Marlin FX at such a "late" point. Besides that I think
that Marlin FX is of so high value to OpenJDK that I would like to
nominate you as an OpenJDK committer. But that is up to Kevin to
OpenJDK9 is currently in the Feature Complete extension-request
process so it seems possible to submit a new JEP with very small
impact and risk.
As marlin-fx is very close to the integrated Marlin renderer in
OpenJDK9, the risk is small for me but there will be certainly issues
with jigsaw modularization of OpenJFX: MarlinFX uses jdk Unsafe for
example. Moreover, integrating such JEP would imply to hurry up to be
completed for dec 2016 !
FYI I am already jdk9 commiter in the client forrest but not in openjfx.
> I don't know the internal structure of that part of JavaFX, but
maybe Kevin could point us to some private APIs or config options one
could use to allow anybody to simply bundle Marlin FX as an alternativ
renderer with any JavaFX 8 or 9 application?
It is certainly tricky due to classloader isolation and modules... but
there is certainly some workaround.