Review Request: 8001533: Java launcher must launch JavaFX applications

David DeHaven david.dehaven at
Fri Nov 16 17:38:17 UTC 2012

>> I cleaned it up quite a bit, I think it looks a lot better now:
>> The comments still need some attention, I'll get that first thing on the morrow.
>> -DrD-
> I haven't done a detailed code review but I'm wondering about preferring JavaFX-Application-Class over Main-Class. I realize there may be some history here, perhaps with the javafxpackager tool, but I'm just concerned that the JAR File specification specifies the Main-Class attribute, now it will be usurped and ignored if this custom attribute is present.

JavaFX-Application-Class is for backwards compatibility with existing applications, my understanding is it's being deprecated. Moving forward JavaFX applications will only use Main-Class. Kevin can correct me if I'm wrong :)

Am I wrong in thinking there should be no impact on profile support if it's being deprecated?


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