Source code for JavaFX UI controls now available on openjfx

Brian Beck brian.beck at
Fri Dec 2 16:02:47 PST 2011

On 12/2/11 3:42 PM, Mario Torre wrote:
> Is a simple file missing from the root directory of the forest:
> <import file="../build-defs.xml"/>
> What I don't understand is also where to put the (and where to find) the jar files with the binary plugs, will they be downloaded by ant? (still reading the build file, but the code is more interesting ;)

My previous message was probably not clear enough.  The binary plugs 
will, for now, be the entire JavaFX binaries - including the UI 
Controls.  The idea is that you will download the latest Oracle's 
binaries, use it to build the open bits and then put the jar file you 
built ahead of the Oracle jar file on your command line.  This is all 
temporary of course but it was the quickest way to get started.

The problem at the moment is that the Oracle binaries are not quite 
ready to be posted.  When they are they will be on a standard Oracle 
download site.  We would like them to be placed at a fixed location that 
would allow ant to find them but that requires some Oracle policy 
changes which may or may not happen.  Worse case is that you have to 
manually download the Oracle weekly binaries.

We know this is all very ad hoc but it is a work in progress.  We 
thought it would be best to get the code out fast and refine the details 
over time.


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