Frequently Asked Questions

How is GraalVM Native Image licensed? #

The Native Image technology is distributed as a separate installable to GraalVM. Native Image for GraalVM Community Edition is licensed under the GPL 2 with Classpath Exception.

Native Image for GraalVM Enterprise Edition is licensed under the Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for GraalVM Enterprise Edition.

What is the licence for artifacts produced by Native Image? For example, compiling an AWT application produces an awt.dll/so file. Under what license can I ship it? #

Everything that is included in a product (GraalVM Native Image) or produced by a product (a native executable, a native shared library, etc.) is covered by the same licence. That is Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for GraalVM Enterprise Edition.

Native Image doesn’t work on my Windows 10? #

Make sure you execute the native-image command from the x64 Native Tools Command Prompt. This is the prerequisite for Windows: installing Visual Studio and Microsoft Visual C++ (MSVC) with the Windows 10 SDK. You can use Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 or later.

Check this link for more information and step-by-step instructions.

A fully static native executable gives you the most flexibility to choose a base image - it can run on anything including a FROM scratch image. A mostly static native executable requires a container image that provides glibc, but has no additional requirements. In both cases, choosing the base image mostly depends on what your particular executable needs without having to worry about run-time library dependencies.

Does AWS provide support by Native Image? OR Can I deploy Native Image in AWS Lambda? #

Yes, you can. AWS SDK for Java 2.x (version 2.16.1 or later) has out-of-the-box support for GraalVM Native Image compilation.

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