Followup on our Splash Screen discussion at JavaOne (using AWT-SplashScreen)

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at
Wed Nov 11 10:24:56 UTC 2015

Hi Chris, Danno and OpenJFX-Group,

Chris not sure you remember our discussion at JavaOne concerning a
static splash that opens when using the java-packager.

You said you think the AWT-Splash should work so I gave that a try today
and in general AWT-Splash and JavaFX can be used together if you:
a) start with java -jar ....
b) start with java -splash:....

but it does not work with the java-packager :-(

I've package up a sample application demonstrating showing the problem
and uploaded it to drop box

Correct me if wrong but not supporting the AWT-Splash with java-packager
is certainly a bug because one should be able to ship eg swing
applications as well who might have used the AWT-Splash as well.

Certainly AWT-Splash is fine with Java8 but for Java9 I would have to
ship AWT with my application just to use the splash which a none started
so my wish for Java9 would be if the packager would support opening a
*static* splash-image and providing me a none AWT-bound API to bring it


Thomas Schindl, CTO EDV Systemhaus GmbH
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