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Kishori Sharan, Java 9 Revealed, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2592-9_7

7. Creating Custom Runtime Images

Kishori Sharan

(1)Montgomery, Alabama, USA

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • What a custom runtime image and the JIMAGE format are

  • How to create a custom runtime image using the jlink tool

  • How to specify the command name to run the application stored in a custom image

  • How to use plugins with the jlink tool

What Is a Custom Runtime Image?

Before JDK 9, Java runtime image was available as a huge monolithic artifact—thus increasing the download time, startup time, and the memory footprint. The monolithic JRE made it impossible to use Java on devices with small memory. If you deploy your Java applications to a cloud, you pay for the memory ...

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