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

Chris Bensen chris.bensen at
Wed Nov 11 16:28:28 UTC 2015

Hi Tom,

Yes, I remember our conversation. Danno’s right, there’s an open bug. I thought it was resolved at some point. Each Operating System acts differently making it a tough problem. I’ll add it to my (very long) todo list and get to it as soon as I can.


> On Nov 11, 2015, at 7:23 AM, Danno Ferrin <danno.ferrin at> wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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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