A custom Java Runtime created with Jlink. Distributions of this type conform to the following file structure:
. ├── LICENSE ├── README ├── bin │ ├── app │ ├── app.bat │ ├── java │ └── keytool └── conf │ └── /* Java runtime */ └── legal │ └── /* Java runtime */ └── lib │ └── /* Java runtime */ └── release
binfolder contains executable launcher scripts.
libfolder contains all required JARs.
Jlink distributions do not require a suitable Java runtime to be installed on the consumer side as they already bundle
a Java runtime, as a consequence you must specify a value for their platform. They are usually packaged as a Zip file.
The archive must contain a root entry, typically following the name of the archive, thus if the archive is named
app-1.2.3.zip the root entry should be
Creating a Distribution
We recommend using the following plugins to create suitable Java binary distributions:
maven-jlink-plugin: creates a modular Java Runtime image.
badass-runtime-plugin plugin: use it for non-modular applications. Generates distribution files that follow the expected structure. Also, packages the distribution as a Zip.
badass-jlink-plugin plugin: use it for modular applications. Generates distribution files that follow the expected structure. Also, packages the distribution as a Zip.
Alternatively, you may also configure a Jlink assembler.