RFR: 8221610: Resurrect (legacy) JRE bundle target

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Thu Mar 28 15:54:18 UTC 2019

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 4:55 AM Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com>

> I'm curious who these "stakeholders" are and what they use these JRE
> bundle for? As you know, moving to a modular platform has blurred the
> historical distinction between what we knew as the JRE and JDK in the
> past. Are they concerned about disk space?

Most java deployments today are still jdk8, so the JRE/JDK binary choice is
the only choice users have known for many years.
Even when they migrate to jdk11, initially they will simply want to
compatibly replace their current deployment, which is likely to be a JRE.
Changing the deployment model to building custom runtimes with jlink is
something that can happen when a jdk11 migration is complete - O(years).

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