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

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Wed Jul 11 23:08:56 UTC 2018

We will likely be able to deliver the .exe installer (with its 
dependency on Inno Setup).

As for the service bundler, this will be a "nice to have" (a stretch 
goal) for this version, but isn't on the list of committed features. 
Alexsei might be able to comment further on how much work it would be to 
provide it, including documenting and testing it. This might give you, 
and other interested developers, a sense of how likely this is to make 
it for this version.

-- Kevin

On 7/10/2018 4:35 AM, Buchberger, Joerg wrote:
> Hi
> 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?
> Cheers
> Jörg
> -----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
> [1]
> [2]
> 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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