Is Jigsaw good or is it wack?
Mike Hearn
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JBoss/ WildFly seem more like the market leading JEE appserver, rather than a solution which has been “rejected by the market”.

I wouldn’t discount OSGi too quickly either, given that it underpins Eclipse which is still the leading Java IDE.

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Maven is also the leading Java build tool, while we’re on this kind of area.

From my surface experience (JBoss works well) I tend to assume that JBoss Modules, which underpins JBoss and allows different modules & disparate versions to operate in harmony within the one JVM, is likely to be good technology.

My personal opinion is that this is a “requirements problem”. I believe that competent architecture of a Java module system should establish some solid foundations for existing solutions to live within it, rather than drawing a boundary so small that it does not address compatibility & instead creates incompatibility.

Since this is a requirements error, the best approach is to rollback & revisit the requirements to include establishing a basis for compatibility with key existing technologies — JBoss Modules, OSGi and Maven.

Heck, maybe I’ll email Mark Reinhold directly.

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