Prototype of jpackager in jdk/sandbox [was: Draft JEP proposal: JDK-8200758: Packaging Tool]

Buchberger, Joerg Joerg.Buchberger at
Tue Jul 10 11:35:44 UTC 2018


thanks for the update/info. I had a quick look at the changes. So, here some thoughts...

As described in JDK-8200758, and therefore expected, WinExeBundler has been removed in favor of putting focus on WinMsiBundler.
(Although, I regret that decision - since my personal experience has been that InnoSetup based WinExeBundler has worked much better than wix based WinMsiBundler for our use cases - I can live with that.)

What is much more disturbing: WinServiceBundler has also been actively removed, although that was working fine together with both wix/msi and exe/iss. Why has service wrapping been removed as well, while the command line option for it is kept in place?

Is there any chance of service bundler coming back into scope of JDK-8200758 or coming back in at all?


-----Original Message-----
From: core-libs-dev [mailto:core-libs-dev-bounces at] On Behalf Of Kevin Rushforth
Sent: Freitag, 6. Juli 2018 22:14
To: core-libs-dev at
Cc: Alexey Semenyuk <alexey.Semenyuk at>; Andy Herrick <andy.herrick at>
Subject: Prototype of jpackager in jdk/sandbox [was: Draft JEP proposal: JDK-8200758: Packaging Tool]

An initial prototype of the jpackager tool has been pushed to a new 'JDK-8200758-branch' branch in the JDK sandbox [1]. If anyone is interested in taking a look, you can clone it as follows:

     hg clone
     cd ./sandbox
     hg update JDK-8200758-branch

I plan to reply to the feedback already provided, and update the JEP [2] next week some time, but in the mean time if you have additional questions or comments, feel free to reply.

-- Kevin


On 6/27/2018 3:30 PM, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
> We're aiming to get this into JDK 12 early enough so that an EA build 
> would be available around the time JDK 11 ships. That will allow you 
> to take a jlinked image with JDK 11 and package it up using (the EA) 
> jpackager.
> We will create a development branch in the JDK sandbox [1] some time 
> in the next week or so so you can follow the development.
> Also, thank you to those who have provided feedback. I'll reply to 
> feedback soon and then incorporate it into an updated JEP.
> -- Kevin

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