<AWT Dev> Java 8 updates are causing "Apps that use non-public APIs will be rejected"

Chris Bensen chris.bensen at oracle.com
Tue Nov 17 17:37:20 UTC 2015

There have been cases where Apple received the updated delivery and didn’t test the updated bits or sent the old rejection letter for some reason. I’m not exactly sure what it took and I’m not 100% sure this is the case but it required Apple to examine the new upload.

I have an app that I’m about to go through the AppStore process. I will publish my findings.


> On Nov 17, 2015, at 9:31 AM, Kevin Rushforth <kevin.rushforth at oracle.com> wrote:
> [taking awt-dev off of this thread]
> The fix that was put into 8u72-b02 is that the packager will no longer include libjfxwebkit.dylib in the packaged app. Is this not working correctly?
> -- Kevin
> Sergey Bylokhov wrote:
>> I think openjfx-dev at openjdk.java.net (cc) is correct place to ask this question.
>> On 16.11.15 23:10, Ondřej Kvasnovský wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> We are facing to an issue with latest Java updates when we try to
>>> release apps into Apple app store. I have described the issue here, with
>>> all my findings:
>>> http://ondrej-kvasnovsky.blogspot.com/2015/10/java-8-update-60-is-causing-apps-that.html 
>>> In short, the issue is that we are not able to release Java app into app
>>> store since 1.8_60 because it uses private API (see the link above if
>>> you want to know how to verify that).
>>> I spoke about this issue with Martijn Verburg and he pointed me to these
>>> two issues:
>>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8138650 - fixed for 8u72
>>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8138652 - permanent fix for 9
>>> (replace private libs with public ones)
>>> I have downloaded that jdk1.8.0_72 b05 JDK and run (downloaded from
>>> https://jdk8.java.net/download.html):
>>> otool -L
>>> /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_72.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/lib/libjfxwebkit.dylib 
>>> | grep icu
>>> /usr/lib/libicucore.A.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current
>>> version 51.1.0)
>>> And it the issue is still there, Build b05 still references private API.
>>> I could even try to build and app and try to publish it for code review
>>> by Apple... but since there is this reference, I do not believe it is
>>> going to be successful.
>>> Since this issue https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8138650 is
>>> considered to be fixed, but it seems it is not, could someone help with
>>> that?
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Ondrej Kvasnovsky

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