Is Java WebStart Deprecated?

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at
Tue Nov 7 10:31:04 UTC 2017

Well, given that OpenJDK 9 downloads are currently only available for 
Linux x86, the question is a bit moot. [0]

While the Oracle JDK 9 download covers more platforms [1], you'd need to 
find a way to run/extract the various target platform installation 
packages on source platforms first, before you can start thinking about 

I suspect that's even less fun than it sounds in comparison to just 
using jlink natively.

dalibor topic


On 07.11.2017 10:48, 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?
> On 07.11.2017 10:38, dalibor topic wrote:
>> On 07.11.2017 10:25, Robert Zenz wrote:
>>> If yes, I'm not seeing an option in the jlink documentation to
>>> "cross-compile" for another OS, did I miss something there?
>> The jlink tool creates platform specific runtime images, i.e. it doesn't
>> cross-compile them.
>> cheers,
>> dalibor topic

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