Syncing Jigsaw changes into FX 9-dev
kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Tue Mar 22 17:55:53 UTC 2016
We have integrated the FX Jigsaw changes into 9 (master) for this week's
build. I will sync these changes down to FX 9-dev later today.
What this means to you is this:
* You will need JDK 9 build 109 (a pre-Jigsaw JDK 9 for boot JDK) and
gradle 2.11 to continue building FX 9-dev. This is a transitional step
to eventually building with a Jigsaw-enabled version of the JDK.
* During the transition period, you will be able to build and run FX in
"legacy mode" as you did before this change. The JavaFX "legacy" sdk
still contains a non-modular jfxrt.jar which will run with JDK 9 build 109.
* For those who want to start testing with a Jigsaw-enabled JDK you can
either build the JDK yourself or use -Xpatch to override the class files.
* We will update our OpenJFX Wiki with instructions on how to build / test
* Application developers who just want to grab the latest JDK EA
binaries and use them to build / run their application should be aware
that Jigsaw modularity is enabled starting with JDK 9 build 111. This
means that module boundaries are enabled, so you will not be able to get
to com.sun.javafx classes.
* The javafx.swt module is not yet available so SWT interop application
will not work. This is tracked by JDK-8131888 .
* The javapackager -- jdk.packager and jdk.packager.* modules -- is
undergoing a pretty significant refactoring to enable it to build and
run modular applications -- see JEP 275 . The packager will likely be
somewhat unstable for the next few weeks as a result.
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