jpackage OS X Classes directory

Scott Palmer swpalmer at
Sat Jan 19 15:16:10 UTC 2019

I don’t see the need. Can’t you just include whatever files you want in the application image?


> On Jan 19, 2019, at 9:41 AM, Michael Hall <mik3hall at> wrote:
> Going back to old legacy application building code on OS X the original OS X port project came up with AppBundler. That had included a feature where a Classes directory was included in <App>/Contents/Java/Classes. This directory was also automatically added into classpath. I found it convenient for adding application specific resources like property files. I’m not sure I ever saw anyone else mention using it. 
> I am currently not finding those files in testing my jpackage app so I assume that is no longer supported? It was copied when I pointed my jpackage input directory to my old application’s Java directory but I am guessing it is no longer in class path. I suppose just jar’ing the resources into a file in the Java directory would be an easy enough fix, although to me maybe slightly less convenient.
> Is this, in fact, no longer supported? Is there any chance some similar feature might be added?

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