Draft JEP for new Packaging Tool (replacement for javapackager)

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at bestsolution.at
Fri Jun 1 09:01:27 UTC 2018

On 01.06.18 08:01, Michael Ennen wrote:
> Re-familiarizing myself with what javapackager offers, it seems the
> following JavaFX related
> features are present:
> 1.) The conversion of CSS to binary CSS
> 2.) The ability to specify a preloader
> 3.) the ability to specify the JavaFX Application class
> The first one seems like a bit of feature-creep and could be replaced by
> some other build
> tool if third party developers really need that feature. They could
> probably even use something
> like maven-exec-plugin to manually call such a converter. Let's set this
> one aside, then.
> The second and third one are important for correctly launching a JavaFX
> application. I would

on 2.: What is a preloader good for if you launch a local application?
IMHO it only really made sense for Webstart

on 3. Why? All you need to do is to provide a main-method and you are
good to go.


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