Confused about status of JFX+JRE cobundling

Igor Nekrestyanov igor.nekrestyanov at
Tue Jun 19 00:37:25 PDT 2012

On 6/19/12 12:15 AM, Tom Schindl wrote:
> * the unbalanced decision to not provide SDK-Drops as zips makes
>    repackaging for different platforms complex
What other platforms you are referring to? Other Linux distros?

 > there is now a missmatch between those not wanting to install a JDK 
update and use the JavaFX-SDK because native packaging with fx:deploy 
task is not working for them.

What is the problem with having multiple versions of JDK on the system?
Unlike runtime these are fully independent ...

 > Is it really such a big problem to find out java.home for the 
ant-task and packaging this up? Just asking

Current native packaging support makes a lot of simplifying assumptions 
on bundle configuration as we do not want to expose too many APIs in a rush
(and we likely will provide more flexible APIs in a future for use cases 
that will be popular).
Decision to use current JDK cobundle as a source for native bundle is 
one of these simplifications. It was not motivation for cobundling Java 
and JavaFX in JDK,
it is another way - because JDK is true cobundle we had option to 
simplify things.


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