small changes, long build time

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Tue May 3 15:30:29 UTC 2016

The term exploded in exploded-image refers to how the class files are 
stored. In the exploded image, they are just files on disk while in the 
JDK or JRE image, they are packaged. In JDK 8 and older, it used to be 
in jars, but in JDK 9 it's a new format called jimage.


On 2016-05-03 17:17, Pete Brunet wrote:
> What is exploded vs not exploded?
> On 5/3/16 4:55 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>> On 2016-05-03 07:46, Alan Bateman wrote:
>>> On 03/05/2016 02:48, David Holmes wrote:
>>>> So what build target will ensure the exploded image is created and
>>>> up to date?
>>> `make` without any target, that has always been the default.
>> Note that if you use Jib, the default target is remapped to build
>> everything associated with the profile in use. You can use "make jdk"
>> or "make exploded-image" (they are equivalent) to get the full
>> exploded image.
>> /Erik

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