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Bug#883168: ITP: javabeans-activation-framework -- JavaBeans Activation Framework




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Emmanuel Bourg <ebourg@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : javabeans-activation-framework
  Version         : 1.2.0
  Upstream Author : Oracle
* URL             : https://github.com/javaee/activation
* License         : CDDL-1.1 or GPL-2 with Classpath exception
  Programming Lang: Java
  Description     : JavaBeans Activation Framework

The JavaBeans Activation Framework (JAF) is a standard extension to the Java
platform that lets you take advantage of standard services to: determine the
type of an arbitrary piece of data; encapsulate access to it; discover the
operations available on it; and instantiate the appropriate bean to perform
the operation(s).

This API used to be a standard part of the JRE since Java 6, but starting
with Java 9 it's no longer available in the default classpath without a
special JVM parameter, and it's likely to be removed in a future version
of the JRE. Upstream projects depending on the activation framework,
typically through the JavaMail API, are now adding back this jar after
removing it a few years ago to ensure the compatibility with Java 9.

This package will be maintained by the Java Team.