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

Danno Ferrin danno.ferrin at
Wed Nov 11 15:23:48 UTC 2015

This is a known issue and is being tracked with JDK-8090606. <>

> On Nov 11, 2015, at 3:24 AM, Tom Schindl <tom.schindl at> wrote:
> 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
> down.
> Tom
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