Roadmap for javafxpackager?

Mike Hearn mike at
Wed May 14 22:13:46 UTC 2014

Awesome! I'll check it out.

I'm not sure how your versioning scheme works. Does 8u20 mean it will be
released 20 weeks after the original Java 8.0 or something? When is it
expected to go stable?

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 12:02 AM, Joe McGlynn <joe.mcglynn at>wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> Take a look at the packager in the 8u20 EA builds, it’s significantly
> improved over the original FX Packager.
> We are looking right now at what features we’ll do for the next feature
> update for JDK 8 after 8u20.  I believe icon support should already be
> there in the original FX Packager, and certainly in the 8u20 version.  File
> associations are coming in a future update, certainly very high on the list
> of features we want to address.
> Joe
> On May 14, 2014, at 2:43 PM, Mike Hearn <mike at> wrote:
> > I've been looking around for the best way to distribute my app.
> > Javafxpackager is a big leap over what Java provided before (nothing) but
> > it's still pretty basic. I'm wondering if there's a plan or roadmap for
> > improving it. For instance I made a Mac DMG (it works, yay!) but I had to
> > manually replace the default icon file: there's apparently no way to
> adjust
> > that. Also, no support for configuring file associations etc.
> >
> > It looks like to get something sophisticated like the Scene Builder
> > packaging still requires a lot of platform specific work.

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