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Any plans to modularize (or add Automatic-Module-Name properties to) protobuf-java? #3903

io7m opened this Issue Nov 16, 2017 · 1 comment


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io7m commented Nov 16, 2017


In order to play nicely with programs/libraries that have been modularized, it would be good if Automatic-Module-Name properties could be added to the protobuf-java jar files. This would give a stable name that can be used in the requires directives of modules.

Do not release to Maven Central a modular jar file that depends on an automatic module, unless the automatic module has an "Automatic-Module-Name" MANIFEST.MF entry.

I'd submit a PR, but I'm not sure what module names you'd want to use. Presumably something like and


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DJViking commented Jun 2, 2018

This is a very much needed change. Currently google protobuf is the only dependency we use that still has not been modularized.

@xfxyjwf xfxyjwf added the P3 label Jun 11, 2018

@xfxyjwf xfxyjwf self-assigned this Jun 11, 2018

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