Testing accessibility / sample apps

Stephen F Northover steve.x.northover at oracle.com
Fri Jun 20 19:58:34 UTC 2014

Being non-Unix, Windows is always a pain.


On 2014-06-20, 3:42 PM, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
> I hope you have similar success with the Windows build.
> -- Kevin
> Jann Schneider wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> The build instructions for linux where very good! I was able to build
>> the project without any problems.
>> Regards Jann
>> 2014-06-20 19:27 GMT+02:00, Kevin Rushforth 
>> <kevin.rushforth at oracle.com>:
>>> To be clear, you will still use the 8u-dev repo at the existing URL:
>>> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/openjfx/8u-dev/rt
>>> It's just that after Monday the repo will "become" the place where 8u40
>>> work is done.
>>> Regarding the build, it is a bit painful to set up for Windows, but not
>>> too bad as long as you don't need to build WebKit. We would be
>>> interested in hearing whether the instructions on the Wiki are
>>> sufficient for you to get the build working.
>>> -- Kevin
>>> Stephen F Northover wrote:
>>>> Ok, let us know how you get on with building FX.
>>>> NOTE: The accessibility code is not there in 8u20 so you will just be
>>>> ensuring that you can build on Windows (there is nothing there to
>>>> test).  The accessibility code will be going back into 8u40 on Monday
>>>> or Tuesday so you'll need to get that release at that time and build
>>>> it instead when it becomes available.  It's good to debug the build
>>>> process though because it can be painful building from source.
>>>> Steve
>>>> On 2014-06-20, 12:43 PM, Jann Schneider wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> @Steven: thx for the links. I'll try to build the openjfx project on
>>>>> the windows 7 notebook and test the sample apps with NVDA then.
>>>>> Today i tried the latest ea of jdk1.8.0_20 and sample apps with nvda
>>>>> 14.2. Unfortunately i was not able to read anything except the window
>>>>> title.
>>>>> I've just installed the jdk, changed my JAVA_HOME and tried to run
>>>>> e.g. the ensemble.jar
>>>>> $ java -jar ensemble.jar -Djavafx.accessible.force=true
>>>>> Well i'll try it again by means of building javafx from source and
>>>>> post my results back to the list.
>>>>> Regards Jann!
>>>>> 2014-06-20 14:46 GMT+02:00, Stephen F Northover
>>>>> <steve.x.northover at oracle.com>:
>>>>>> Hello Jann!
>>>>>> As soon as the 8u40 repos open, the Accessibility code will be 
>>>>>> put back
>>>>>> along with the recent fixes for JAWS.  Since OpenJFX (and the 
>>>>>> JDK) does
>>>>>> not have nightly builds, unless you want to wait for an EA build of
>>>>>> 8u40
>>>>>> or 9, you will need to get OpenJFX and build it.  This is really the
>>>>>> best way to work with the team anyway because you can get fixes 
>>>>>> as they
>>>>>> are made.  EA builds take a while to come out and there is no
>>>>>> substitute
>>>>>> for running on the latest code base.
>>>>>> Unfortunately due to Microsoft, building OpenJFX is a bit harder on
>>>>>> Windows.  However, it is doable and the build instructions should be
>>>>>> complete.  If they are not (and if you hit any problems), please 
>>>>>> post
>>>>>> back to this list.
>>>>>> Here are the build instructions:
>>>>>> https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/OpenJFX/Building+OpenJFX
>>>>>> Many committers use an IDE (you don't have to) and OpenJFX is 
>>>>>> supports
>>>>>> the three major IDE vendors:
>>>>>> https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/OpenJFX/Using+an+IDE
>>>>>> Looking forward to working with you,
>>>>>> Steve
>>>>>> On 2014-06-19, 7:10 PM, Felipe Heidrich wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi Jann,
>>>>>>> Unfortunately Linux support is not in the plan for 8u40.
>>>>>>> Windows 7 is supported and we have recently fixed JAWS support (see
>>>>>>> https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-37530 and
>>>>>>> https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-37609).
>>>>>>> Unfortunately due to the 8u20 to 8u40 transition the code has not
>>>>>>> being
>>>>>>> released yet, but soon.
>>>>>>> The majority of our testing was done using Narrator. That said, 
>>>>>>> I also
>>>>>>> tested NVDA lastest version on Windows 8 and I didn’t see any major
>>>>>>> problems.
>>>>>>> On the Mac we tested with VoiceOver.
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>> Felipe
>>>>>>> On Jun 19, 2014, at 2:24 PM, Jann Schneider
>>>>>>> <jann.schneider at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>>>>> As a blind java developer i'm interessted in testing the
>>>>>>>> accessibility of
>>>>>>>> JavaFX and maybe help to find some issues.
>>>>>>>> I've just set up my build environment on my ubuntu 14.04 laptop 
>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>> checked out the project files as described in the wiki. I could
>>>>>>>> also set
>>>>>>>> it up on a windows 7 with Jaws 15 and NVDa (don't know what the
>>>>>>>> current
>>>>>>>> version is) for comparison..
>>>>>>>> No i am wondering if there are some examples i could try?
>>>>>>>> Regards Jann

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