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Bug 213572 - Can not add entries in manifest for javafx projects
Summary: Can not add entries in manifest for javafx projects
Alias: None
Product: javafx
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Project (show other bugs)
Version: 7.1.2
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Petr Somol
Depends on: 208577 226638
Blocks: 204758
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Reported: 2012-06-05 03:36 UTC by sldr
Modified: 2013-04-02 12:00 UTC (History)
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Description sldr 2012-06-05 03:36:45 UTC
Please consider adding the ability to add entries to the automatically created manifest file for javafx projects.

Posible Solution:
A simple solution like what was done for the javafx params and arguments would be great. This would allow something like the following added to the file to add entries into the manifest:

The jfx-impl.xml macrodef for deploy-jar already has some javascript in the fx:param, fx:argument section that could be adapted to allowing entries to be added to the manifest file. The javafx.manifest.* project properties would simply be ignored for the macrodef deploy-deploy since no manifest file is created.

Reason for request:
I am creating javafx library jar files that will be dynamically loaded a standalone javafx app (ie: no jnlp or web). I would like the ability to read the manifest to get information about the jar that I may dynamically load. I realize there are other ways to skin this cat but the manifest seems the easyiest to me (the JarFile class already does the heavy lifting).

(Stephen L. De Rudder)
Comment 1 Petr Somol 2012-06-05 08:35:34 UTC
Sounds reasonable. Added it to preliminary plan for next release...
Comment 2 Petr Somol 2013-02-13 09:52:46 UTC
changes in parameter support in preparation for custom manifest entries
Comment 3 Petr Somol 2013-02-25 14:56:12 UTC
fixed in jetmain

new UI available in Project Properties -> Packaging
Comment 4 Quality Engineering 2013-02-26 05:24:43 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201302252300* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: Petr Somol <>
Log: #213572 - Can not add entries in manifest for javafx projects