OpenJFX / JDK 9 questions

Phil Race philip.race at
Wed Aug 19 16:56:52 UTC 2015

On 08/18/2015 03:23 PM, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
>> Currently the gradle openZip method makes it easy to create builds that
>> unpack into OpenJDK / Zulu JDK but this assumes a pre-Jigsaw (JRE) 
>> structure
>> and doesn't work with JDK9. Shall I submit a bug?
> We are in the process of making major changes for Jigsaw, so anything 
> we do for the "openZip" task will be a stop-gap until that work is 
> complete. Go ahead and file the bug, though. If nothing else, it will 
> serve as a reminder to test the build with OpenJDK + OpenJFX (without 
> either of the closed bits).

As a general FYI broader than this use case,  as I understand it, the 
modular JDK
image is intended to be opaque.
The tools that have learned over the years the disk layout  - eg that 
there is
jre/lib/rt.jar will need to unlearn that. So overlaying on some expected 
is probably not the way to do things in JDK 9.
I think you will be expected to use tools to build a custom image as opposed
to installing over someone else's image.
I am not the authority on this, but if you want to ask any questions 
about use
cases, you should ask on jigsaw-dev.


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