Change coming in the JFX development line

David Hill David.Hill at
Mon Oct 31 20:21:48 UTC 2016

We have been working to convert 9-dev to build with the current JDK 9 preview. This has been a significant undertaking, and will result in a cleaner, safer build, but will also require changes by all developers.

Tuesday Nov 1 - monster webrev will be posed for review
Monday Nov 7 -
    review comment are due,
    change will be merged into mainline, though this may be delayed by circumstances till Tuesday

ACTIONS to get ready, download and install
  *  [1] Gradle 3.0+ (3.1 would be a good choice)
  *  [2] JDK 9 preview build 142 +
It probably makes sense to keep the older Gradle 2.11+ around for a bit, as 3.0 will not work until the conversion.
The current repo works properly with JIGSAW_HOME set to JDK9 build 142+

More emails will be sent that highlight the direct impacts to developers (for example jfxrt.jar will not longer be around).

This commit will resolve the JBS [3] JDK-8161704: Switch to Jigsaw-aware boot JDK for compiling FX 9


David Hill<David.Hill at>
Java Embedded Development

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