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Liberica Native Image Kit (Liberica NIK) is a tool to boost JVM applications. Derived from GraalVM Community Edition with BellSoft contributions, it transforms the existing bytecode into a highly optimized native executable at build time instead of run time. The resulting file has all the necessary statistically linked native code, contains runtime library and application classes, and preserves dependencies.
This page contains information about system requirements needed for this utility as well as supported languages. Our engineering team ensures its smooth operation for every native image configuration. The packages are guaranteed to succeed under normal conditions. If you face any problems compiling Liberica NIK on the listed platforms, please report a failure to BellSoft.
Liberica NIK is built against JDK 11 and JDK 17 at the moment, with binaries for JDK 8 being under development. It is thoroughly tested with internal testing suites and supported 24/7/365.
Liberica NIK’s builds, being an augmented alternative to GraalVM Native Image™, are receiving extensive platform support and are compatible with the most widespread operating systems. The introduction of native support for Alpine Linux, which uses musl as its standard C library, provides three benefits:
- no need for installation workarounds,
- it will always have the same Java runtime when you deploy or develop,
- a one-size-fits-all JDK solution to cut down on costs.
Three versions of Liberica NIK are available:
- Full version of Liberica NIK includes LibericaFX, which is based on OpenJFX.
- Standard version of Liberica NIK is the optimal build that supports plugins to use non-Java programming languages available for your chosen configuration.
- Core version is best suited for Java development: it contains Liberica VM and native image (derived from GraalVM) with no support for language installables.
We are committed to providing a secure and bug-free experience to our customers with each new version of Liberica Native Image Kit. Services provided by the Java Cryptography Architecture framework and other JDK features should not be impeded by using native image in your projects. No matter which build a client uses, their application should never run into major problems on our watch; but if it does, our support team will resolve the issue at a moment’s notice. Producing quarterly releases, BellSoft delivers fixes, enhancements, and security updates in a timely and consistent matter. The dates of future Liberica NIK releases and expectations regarding their support depend on the Graal Open Source project, and on how it evolves and develops as a result of community efforts.
Visit our Downloads page to get a free Liberica NIK package. If you want to learn how to migrate from Oracle Java SE easily, calculate your savings from choosing flexible support plans, or to discover the benefits of BellSoft’s optimized Java container solutions, contact our engineers.