javapackager usage

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Tue Jun 26 13:54:05 UTC 2018

The javapackager tool, which was delivered as part of the Oracle JDK 
releases along with JavaFX in JDK 8 through JDK 10, has been removed 
from the JDK as of JDK 11. A JEP for a new packaging tool, jpackager, is 
being proposed and discussed on core-libs-dev [1].

-- Kevin


On 6/26/2018 6:43 AM, Buchberger, Joerg wrote:
> If this is the wrong mailing list for javapackager questions, I'd appreciate any hints regarding where to ask instead in case you happen to know.
> Thank you.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: openjfx-dev [mailto:openjfx-dev-bounces at] On Behalf Of Buchberger, Joerg
> Sent: Freitag, 22. Juni 2018 13:30
> To: openjfx-dev at
> Subject: javapackager usage
> Hi everyone
> Is this the right mailing list for all questions about javapackager?
> I tried to use javapackager for my spring-boot web application on Windows. So, naturally, it runs headless.
> Although, creating native image and running that exe was successful, there are some caveats I could not solve yet:
> * how to prevent second such process from starting
>     * is that what -singleton flag is for? it gets rejected as unsupported option
> * running it as a service
>     * is that what -daemon flag or WinServiceBundler is for? no idea how either works
>     * and I failed to get such exe to work with sc and nssm - each fails to start for different reason
> * as the exe produced with javapackager immediately returns, I don't get how to stop my process
>     * only way to stop seems sending the kill to the task - is there a better way?
> Thanks for your attention.
> Cheers
> Jörg
> p.s. here the command and options I used with Java 9 JDK:
> javapackager -deploy -nosign -native image -daemon -allpermissions -v -outdir build/dist -outfile vron -name vron -appclass org.springframework.boot.loader.JarLauncher -v -srcdir .\build\libs

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