Is Java WebStart Deprecated?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Tue Nov 7 10:09:36 UTC 2017

On 07/11/2017 09:48, Robert Zenz wrote:
> So, if you want to distribute such an image to Microsoft Windows, macOS and
> Linux clients you need all three OSs set up to create images for them?
jlink does supports cross targeting, meaning you can run jlink on say 
macOS and create run-time for say windows-x64. There is limited testing 
of the combinations so please report any issues that you run into.

One other thing is that the jlink plugins that do code generation at 
link time do not consistently check the version of the target platform. 
This is something that needs to be fixed. In the mean time, you need to 
make sure that the the packaged modules are the same version as jlink, 
e.g. you can't run jlink on a JDK 10 build to create a 9.0.1 run-time 
image and vice versa.


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