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

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Tue Nov 17 19:00:14 UTC 2015

Yes, this is correct. We consider this only a short term workaround for 
the problem. A longer term solution will be needed that will allow 
distributing WebView applications.

Chris: is there a way to override this behavior?

-- Kevin

Dr. Michael Paus wrote:
> Just in order to better understand this issue and the fix. Does this 
> mean that the packager
> will now ALWAYS delete the libjfxwebkit.dylib when building a DMG 
> file? That would mean
> that I could not bundle and distribute any application anymore for the 
> Mac which uses
> a WebView. Have you considered the fact that many people do bundle 
> their apps but
> have their own distribution channels and do not upload the apps to the 
> Apple store.
> There should at least be some switch to override this behavior.
> Just my 2+1/2 cents.
> Michael
> Am 17.11.15 um 18:31 schrieb Kevin Rushforth:
>> [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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