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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8046143

JEP 153: Launch JavaFX Applications

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    • Type: JEP
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Delivered
    • Fix Version/s: 8
    • Component/s: client-libs
    • Labels:
      None
    • Author:
      Kumar Srinivasan
    • JEP Type:
      Feature
    • Exposure:
      Open
    • Scope:
      JDK
    • Discussion:
      core dash libs dash dev at openjdk dot java dot net
    • Effort:
      S
    • Duration:
      S
    • JEP Number:
      153

      Description

      Summary

      Enhance the java command-line launcher to launch JavaFX applications.

      Goals

      In addition to supporting the launching of Java classes through their main methods, and of executable JARs through their Main-Class manifest headers, the java launcher should also support the direct launching of JavaFX application JARs.

      Non-Goals

      The feature will not enhance the launcher to:

      • Download any components from the network,
      • Replace existing RIA deployment tools, or
      • Launch modularized JavaFX applications.

      Success Metrics

      This feature should not adversely affect the startup performance of non-JavaFX applications and tools.

      Motivation

      JavaFX applications are currently launched via the java launcher by bundling the JavaFX initialization logic as the main class in the application's JAR file. In the event that this logic is erroneous, having the initialization logic embedded in the deployed JARs makes it difficult to distribute fixes without redistributing all applications. By moving the initialization logic into the java launcher itself, this problem can be eliminated.

      Description

      Mark JavaFX application JARs so that the launcher can recognize them and then use JavaFX-specific logic to launch them. One way to do this would be to define a new JAR-manifest header.

      Testing

      Existing startup performance tests will be run.

      Dependences

      This feature depends on upon JavaFX being integrated into the JDK.

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            Assignee:
            vdyakov Victor Dyakov
            Reporter:
            ksrini Kumar Srinivasan
            Owner:
            Kumar Srinivasan Kumar Srinivasan
            Endorsed By:
            Brian Goetz
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