Draft JEP for new Packaging Tool (replacement for javapackager)

Michael Paus mp at jugs.org
Thu May 31 20:25:25 UTC 2018


is it possible to get a clear statement on whether it will be possible 
to package a JavaFX application with the new packager in a similar way 
as it is possible right now with the old packager? The texts are a 
little bit vague there. I just don't know whether it is possible to 
create a packager which does not know anything about the GUI framework 
which has been used by an application.

I would also like to express my concerns about the schedule. The next 
Java release (11) will be an LTS release and that means that there will 
not be any packager for all those people who will have to stick with 
this release for a long time. This is a huge step backward for Java 
because there is then no good deployment technology anymore for a long time.


Am 31.05.18 um 02:11 schrieb Kevin Rushforth:
> I just sent an email to the core-libs-dev alias [1] proposing a new 
> Packaging Tool as a replacement for javapackager. If you are 
> interested in this JEP, you can follow and participate in the 
> discussion there.
> -- Kevin
> [1] 
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/core-libs-dev/2018-May/053503.html

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