Java 9 EA 169 Webstart NoClassDefFoundError: javax/xml/ws/Service

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Tue May 16 06:00:21 UTC 2017

On 15/05/2017 15:10, Reto Merz wrote:

> Hello,
> It seems that Java 9 Webstart (still) does not add all modules to the class/module path.
> Our Webstart app is signed, requests all-permision and works with the latest Java 6, 7 and 8.
> With 9-ea+169 we get this error:
> java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/xml/ws/Service
>         ... first 45 from cause
> Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:
>         at jdk.deploy at 9-ea/ Source)
>         :
> Is this a known bug or should this be reported via
Java Web Start is aligned with the default policy for root modules in 
JEP 261. This means that the EE modules aren't resolved by default. I 
suspect this is what you need in the JNLP:

   <j2se version="9+" java-vm-args=""/>


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