Demo project that shows how to create native Java applications with small runtime images (App.exe + Runtime etc.).
Javapackager does not optimize for minimal runtime size. JLink on the other hand does not create native launchers (only launch scripts). This can be problematic, e.g., for app distribution to the Windows AppStore. Combining both commands results in optimal runtime images.
How to create the App Bundle
- Java >= 1.9
- Internet connection (dependencies are downloaded automatically)
- IDE: Gradle Plugin (not necessary for command line usage)
NativeJDK9AppTemplate Gradle project in your favourite IDE (tested with NetBeans 8.2) and build it
by calling the
Navigate to the Gradle project (e.g.,
path/to/NativeJDK9AppTemplate) and enter the following command
Bash (Linux/OS X/Cygwin/other Unix-like shell)
sh gradlew createFinalAppBundle