Draft JEP for new Packaging Tool (replacement for javapackager)

Scott Palmer swpalmer at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 23:06:46 UTC 2018

Has anyone actually timed how long it takes to get a Java window on screen? I don’t think the delay is long enough to bother with a splash screen these days. 


> On Jun 3, 2018, at 4:22 AM, Tom Schindl <tom.schindl at bestsolution.at> wrote:
> That's why I requested that since a long time from the packager because
> a splash has to be part of the native launcher created.
> The Eclipse-RCP-Launcher does exactly the right thing:
> * Show a static image (IIRC they use bmp)
> * Once the VM and UI-Toolkit is up replace that image with a window (SWT
>  calls it Shell) so that you can go interactive showing videos,
>  a progressbar, ...
> Tom
>> On 03.06.18 10:11, Mario Ivankovits wrote:
>> A preloader/splash-screen will/should also hide the JVM startup time.
>> Best regards,
>> Mario
>>> Am 03.06.2018 um 09:57 schrieb Tom Schindl <tom.schindl at bestsolution.at>:
>>> On 01.06.18 19:42, Johan Vos wrote:
>>>> I'm not saying a preloader is really a requirement, but I know of a few
>>>> applications that are using it and benefiting from it.
>>>> The preloader functionality is more than just a splash screen, and I see
>>>> this valuable for instance when static initializers of classes that are
>>>> used in the main class may take a lot of time.
>>> Then I'd argue that you can easily refactor your main-class ;-)
>>> Tom

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