Jigsaw delayed

Joe McGlynn joe.mcglynn at oracle.com
Sun Jul 29 06:54:14 PDT 2012

No, the "full" integration with the JDK/JRE is a separate issue from Jigsaw.  There are plans to add FX support to the Java launcher, and address the bootclasspath issue.


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On Jul 28, 2012, at 4:11 PM, Daniel Zwolenski <zonski at gmail.com> wrote:

> Another thought on this topic. Will this delay to Jigsaw affect the plan to
> fully and properly integrate JavaFX into the JRE?
> By full and proper I mean in Java 8 will we still have this odd scenario
> where JavaFX is 'installed' but not available on the path by default or
> will it all just finally work out of the box?
> As an aside, I'm still a little confused about this restriction of not
> adding JFX to path for the JDK install. Maybe it makes sense for the
> end-user JRE installation (I'm still dubious about the need for this, but
> with Igor's packaging tools it is less of a problem) but I just don't see
> how it makes sense when installing the JDK?
> If I explicitly download and install JDK7u6 and install this on my machine,
> how could it possibly cause any problems for JavaFX to be on the path for
> this JDK? At the very least could we not have a tick box on the final step
> of the JFX SDK install that says "Make JFX available on the JDK path?".
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM, Igor Nekrestyanov <
> igor.nekrestyanov at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On 7/25/12 3:03 PM, Richard Bair wrote:
>>> That's good to hear. I hope the legal side of this will be included in
>>>>> this work so that end developers can do this manual modularisation as well.
>>>>> I believe currently the legals prevent us from stripping out most of the
>>>>> bits of a jre even for cobundling (or so I've been told).
>>>>> Awesome scenario would be to have a stripped minimal jre available for
>>>>> download as a zip and then all the other jars/dlls available for manual
>>>>> inclusion. Ie opt in, rather than opt out.
>>>> IMHO, this is unlikely as stripped JRE will not pass TCK tests. This is
>>>> where you need to wait for jigsaw.
>>> And that is where we are pushing for a change.
>> Ah, good to know :)
>> -igor
>>> Richard

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