jpackage EA Build 0

Michael Hall mik3hall at
Fri Dec 14 18:03:11 UTC 2018

> On Dec 14, 2018, at 11:58 AM, Phil Race <philip.race at> wrote:
> "Incomplete" meant "JDK 12 is not yet completed".
> Perhaps that could have been worded differently like "a non-final version of JDK12".
> I think the intent was to make it clear what JDK version this was. Eg it is not built on top
> of 11 GA. It is built on top of the current JDK development branch .. which happens to be
> intended to become 12. And actually the NEXT build will be built on top of JDK 13 ..
> since 12 just forked off to be stablised for release.
> jpackage can't be separated from the JDK any more than all the other tools
> that ship with JDK. It is not going to be a "standalone" tool that "happens"
> to be bundled with the JDK.

OK fair enough, got that. This just made me wonder though, would JDK 12 be the only JRE that can be targeted for packaging?
It can only make JDK 12 executables?

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