OS X application won't launch with jigsaw

Michael Hall mik3hall at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 00:11:57 UTC 2015

Up to now I have been able to take java 9 builds and paste the appropriate contents into a OS X javapackager produced application and have it run with the embedded jdk.
I just got a jigsaw build instead of the main 9 forest and it does not launch. 
I get…
11/24/15 5:54:16.326 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (us.hall.hp.common.86368[4137]) Service exited with abnormal code: 1
What is different, and not quite so good, with the jake build?

Previously I noticed the lib/modules directory contained individual modules like java.base. I notice the jake build now has only bootmodules.jimage.
I assume this is the current correct container for all modules? This sort of rhetorical, if true.

I watched some of the java9 videos off of the provided links. It was mentioned that the modules no longer use jar/zip. A more efficient way to package the modules has been developed. Is this file format available for use outside the jdk? Are there any tools that work with jimage now or in the works?

Michael Hall

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