Ignition 8 and embedded Java

I see from Carl and Colby’s latest blog article, that Ignition 8 will have Java embedded, rather than having to be installed separately on each client machine. I’m curious about how this might work. Will launching a client on a machine without Java first download a JRE installer and run that, though I imagine it’s nothing that crude.

This will be a very useful feature if it meant not having to install and maintain Java on umpteen client machines.

We had a discussion with IA about this.
From what I remember the clients will have an embedded version of Java that only includes the libraries that will be utilized by the client.
IA will leverage jlink to do this.
I’m sure someone from IA can elaborate more on this.