[jboss-as7-dev] JAF (javax.activation) dependency removal

David M. Lloyd david.lloyd at redhat.com
Wed Feb 15 12:26:02 EST 2012

On 02/15/2012 10:10 AM, Fernando Nasser wrote:
> On 12-02-15 10:58 AM, Tomaz Cerar wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am writing this as there has been some discussion on internal mailing
>> list and David has pointed out that it should be discussed publicly.
>> JAF is part of JDK since version 6, so question is if we should remove
>> javax.activation dependency and javax.activation module from AS?
>> There are still some other dependencies(mail,javax.bind,xml
>> registry,...) that still use activation as its dependency.
>> I have verified that AS work correctly if javax.activation module is
>> removed and some other configuration changes applied so question is if
>> we want to this or not?
>> As David pointed out on my pull request
>> https://github.com/jbossas/jboss-as/pull/1527#issuecomment-3973535 this
>> ties us more to JDK and prevents us from doing any local modification to
>> activation.jar.
> A question:  for our modified activation to take over, it would need to
> be in endorsed dir, right?

In AS 7+, we only need endorsed if we wanted to replace java.* classes, 
not javax.* classes.  Case in point - we replace the JDK's 
javax.transaction, a large number of javax.xml packages, the JDK's CORBA 
APIs, javax.annotation, etc.


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