Heads up concerning the jre image in JDK 11

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Wed Jun 6 00:15:44 UTC 2018


I would like to make everyone aware of an impending change to JDK 11 
concerning the images we build. In [1], currently under review [2], the 
jre-image will no longer be built by the "images" make target. Oracle 
intends to no longer ship the JRE in its current form and so we do no 
longer wish to build it. It will still be possible to build it using the 
make target "legacy-jre-image" (and "mac-legacy-jre-bundle" for the 
macos specific image). This should serve the need of any OpenJDK 
distributor that still wants to produce the legacy jre, while making it 
clear that it is slated for complete removal in a future release. The 
"product-bundles" target will no longer produce bundles of the legacy jre.


[1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8200132
[2] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/build-dev/2018-June/022274.html

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