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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6433473

need tool to generate API-defining class files with no code for use with compiler

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 6
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: tools
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      Description

      We've had many requests to publish a jar file that contains all the Java EE APIs
      so that people can compile Java EE applications without having a Java EE app server
      installed on their desktop/laptop. We currently produce a javaee.jar file that
      contains all the public APIs. Unfortunately, that jar file also contains some
      fraction of the required Java EE code, because many of the APIs are defined with
      concrete classes instead of just interfaces.

      What we would like is a jar file that contains all the API definitions, but no
      code at all. This would be suitable for compiling but clearly couldn't be used
      at runtime at all.

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                Reporter:
                bshannon Bill Shannon
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