[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

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  • Subject: [nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:59:09 -0500


On Nov 15, 2012, at 6:08 PM, Edson Richter 
< >
 wrote:
>> Believe me, I understand that.  But when this app (and we're talking 
>> literally in excess of a million lines of java code) was first written in 
>> the late '90s, a lot of essential stuff (e.g. SSL/certificate related) 
>> wasn't available anywhere except in these packages.  So the choice was to 
>> either not have a feature - or to use a package that might not be 
>> supported in some distant future.
> 
> Well, I know it would be too late for this tip: whenever you have 
> dependencies from external libraries, create wrappers that encapsulate the 
> functionality. When a new version comes, you can update without touching 
> all your code.
> I do use that with persistence, so all my applications are shielded from 
> changing from TopLink to Hibernate to WhatEverElseInFuture.

Yeah, I created such facades for any new 3rd-party libraries that were 
introduced after I joined.  But the existing code base is only getting love 
when someone has free time - or when it becomes incompatible :-)

tom



[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

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[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Edson Richter 11/14/2012

[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Thomas Wolf 11/14/2012

[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Thomas Wolf 11/14/2012

[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Edson Richter 11/15/2012

[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Thomas Wolf 11/15/2012

[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Edson Richter 11/15/2012

[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Thomas Wolf 11/15/2012

[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Edson Richter 11/15/2012

[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Thomas Wolf 11/15/2012

[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Edson Richter 11/15/2012

[nbusers] Re: Is it possible to have a different JRE from the build Java platform?

Thomas Wolf 11/16/2012

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