Java 9 support in Eclipse
Java 9 is scheduled to be released in September 2016 with several exciting new features. The most important feature considered is project Jigsaw, which includes, but not limited to, a modularized JDK, modular Run-Time Images and Java Platform Module System.
Naturally, developers are looking forward to their favorite IDE supporting these new features. In this talk, we will look at
what kind of support JDT provides for people who would like to use Java 9 or JDK 9 in their projects.
Our goal, at a very high level, is to support:
1. JDK 9 with Run-Time Images
2. Compiler support for Java modules, from command line and IDE
3. Support in IDE for creating and maintaining modules and modular dependencies
4. Editor support for module-info files
5. Support for Unicode 7.0
We will also discuss what modules could mean to different kind of projects and how best one can leverage the module system.