Is Java WebStart Deprecated?

Robert Zenz robert.zenz at
Tue Nov 7 13:29:38 UTC 2017

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this pull in (and install) *all*
dependencies for the JDK in that (foreign) architecture, including kernel and

On 07.11.2017 13:51, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
> On Debian at least you can co-install OpenJDK 9 for several
> architectures. I haven't tested, but assuming you are running Debian on
> amd64 the procedure would look like this:
>   dpkg --add-architecture i386
>   dpkg --add-architecture arm64
>   dpkg --add-architecture armel
>   dpkg --add-architecture armhf
>   dpkg --add-architecture ppc64el
>   apt-get update
>   apt-get install openjdk-9-jdk:i386
>   apt-get install openjdk-9-jdk:arm64
>   apt-get install openjdk-9-jdk:armel
>   apt-get install openjdk-9-jdk:armhf
>   apt-get install openjdk-9-jdk:ppc64el
> The JDKs for each architecture will then be available at
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-9-openjdk-{amd64,i386,arm64,armel,armhf,ppc64el}
> But the images built by jlink in this case would be Debian specific. The
> deployer would have to redo the same work for Ubuntu, Red Hat and the
> other distributions supported (plus Windows and OS X of course).
> This is significantly more complicated than the usual JWS deployment
> scenario.
> Emmanuel Bourg

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