TIL: ‘The Badass Runtime Plugin’, jpackage & jlink - create a ‘native’ installable executable from your JVM-app that isn’t huge

‘The Badass Runtime Plugin’ is a plugin that allows you to package a stripped down JRE and modules from your program into a ‘native’ installable program which doesn’t require the user to have Java installed. It takes help of JPackage & JLink to achieve this, my own small program ended up at 35 MB including JRE, which is pretty crazy. This is like Electron, but better! ;)

Hampus Londögård


September 3, 2020