Cannot build JMC

Mario Torre neugens at
Mon Jun 3 17:15:39 UTC 2019

On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 7:11 PM Simone Bordet <simone.bordet at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 1:46 PM Henrik Dafgård <hdafgard at> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Simone,
> >
> > The build should be runnable with a JDK8, this should be ensured by the "-XX:+IgnoreUnrecognizedVMOptions" flag to ignore the JDK9+ specific options.
> But I don't execute "java ..." so that I can add command line options.

It needs to be added to the jmc.ini so it gets picked up by default.
I'll prepare a patch tomorrow unless Marcus is faster.

> So if JMC can't be run out of the box with JDK 8 that's ok - just need
> to know it.
> It's weird that it requires JDK 8 to build (and a very specific
> vendor), but then when you try to run it from the same terminal you
> just built it, it does not start.

JMC shouldn't need any specific vendor (and it doesn't), in this case it's just
a misstep due to JavaFX which isn't part of any Java distribution and
somehow slipped through the release  (this is because Fedora does
bundle OpenJFX and I think most of us tested it there).


Mario Torre
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