Is Java WebStart Deprecated?
t_guerin at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 9 10:08:41 UTC 2017
I completely agree with Michael Nascimento and most of the comments here
stating that jlink seems to be a poor replacement for JWS (not saying
that saying is a bad product, just that it doesn't cover the same needs).
What's alarming for me is that the deprecated features page mentions
that JWS will be removed in a future release, but doesn't give even the
slightest idea of a roadmap for this removal. Do you have more
information on this? First LTS release (18.9)? next LTS? I need to know
so that we can plan accordingly, as moving from JWS to jlink has quite a
great impact: some missing features (such as the automatic update) will
need to be addressed.
I'd hate to discover that JWS was removed from a Java release the day it
is released (like the recent disappearance of 32bit jvms).
also, +1 for migrating JWS as part of OpenJDK if Oracle does not want to
support it anymore
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