Github user twogee commented on the issue:
    JAI is dead. It depends on internal classes that are no longer there in 
Java 9. I propose dropping JAI API support completely, just like apt or javah. 
I don't like the like the idea of shipping dead code for the sake of BWC. If 
someone would like to use JAI on Java 8, there is an option of using an older 
ant-jai.jar; else, 
[jai-imageio-core]( implements 
the lacking functionality (TIFF support). Also, there are 
[TwelveMonkeys]( for even more 
    The task is not deprecated in documentation because it works on Java 8 as 
is; perhaps the situation with JAI should be explained once there's an 
agreement on how to proceed.


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