Deployment: native application bundles

Daniel Zwolenski zonski at
Fri Jun 15 01:34:02 PDT 2012

One more question: when we say we have to build on the native platform to
get the correct deployments, does that include 32bit vs 64bit? I'm guessing
I could have a 32bit and 64bit JDK installation on the one machine and
build a version of my app for each, but correct me if I'm wrong on this. I
assume there's no way for a single JDK installation to produce both 32 and
64bit versions?

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 6:16 PM, Daniel Zwolenski <zonski at>wrote:

> Very cool!
> The Ensemble MSI install worked for me on Windows 7 no problems. I haven't
> tried building my own app as yet though.
> It installed into 'C:\Users\zonski\AppData\Local\Ensemble2'. Installing
> into Program Files is probably more correct on windows. Is this 'appdata'
> the intended final location, or is this just for getting it all running for
> now?
> Is the source code available for this at all? If not, I'm very interested
> in how the 'exe' launcher code looks. Is this code you've written or part
> of one of the tools you've made use of? I'm particularly interested to see
> how it starts the app - does it just kick off another process on the
> executable jar via something like 'java -jar ensemble.jar' or does it try
> to run the Java app within it's own 'exe' process somehow (I'm assuming the
> later?).
> I notice also that the jfx DLLs have been copied straight into the
> 'jre/bin' directory. Is this how you see all native dependencies playing
> out, i.e. if my application uses other native libraries how do I package
> them into the build and where will they be installed to in the extracted
> directory?
> Very, very nice start to this all!
> Cheers,
> Dan
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Igor Nekrestyanov <
> igor.nekrestyanov at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> One thing we are adding to JavaFX packaging tools in 2.2 is ability to
>> produce native application bundles:
>> native_packaging_for_javafx<>
>> We are not seeing this as the only way to deploy JavaFX applications --
>> webstart, embedded applications
>> and doubleclickable jars are first class citizens (and it would be great
>> to explore other options).
>> But we hope it might be good option for many deployment scenarios.
>> Please give it a try and provide feedback (and report bugs of course),
>> -igor

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