A Java Framework for Building and Integrating Runtime Module Systems

We present the design of core mechanisms for building interoperable module systems from reusable components. Our approach promotes flexibility and modularity, separating the di erent fa-cets of a module system: an interface to load classes or resources for applications, a delegation model between modules, and class reification. Our design can model and integrate the module system of popular platforms such as GBeans, NetBeans, or the OSGi Service Platform.

By: Olivier Gruber; Richard S. Hall

Published in: RC23954 in 2006


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