openjfx contribution documentation

Cirujano Cuesta, Diego diego.cirujano-cuesta at
Mon Dec 3 08:12:01 UTC 2018

Hi all!

We are surprised about the documentation of JavaFX. We could not make a test in openjfx running in the IDE:

We followed the following the instructions:

Here we used the following Ubuntu packages:

sudo apt install ksh libasound2-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libgstreamer1.0-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev libjpeg-dev     libpng-dev libx11-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libxt-dev     libxxf86vm-dev pkg-config x11proto-core-dev x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev libavcodec-dev mercurial     libgtk2.0-dev libgtk-3-dev     libxtst-dev libudev-dev libavformat-dev

(1)We used libgstreamer1.0-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev instead of versions 0.1 as specified in the documentation. We also achieve to build openjfx in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS(without webview). Could we update the documentation to Ubuntu 18.04?

$ bash ./gradlew

Builds correctly.

Following :
$ bash ./gradlew clean sdk apps test -x :web:test

also works.

But when we try to develop in Intellij, it does not work properly. We followed the following steps:

(2)And we cannot build in the IDE. Dependency problems. We achieved to make it works somehow but it does not make sense to have the .idea in the repo if it does not work/help. It is confusing.

Could we update the documentation as I mention in (1) -I would do it but I do not have the rights/pull request to do it-, the gradle commands(make use of the gradle wrapper), the .idea configuration(2).

I think documentation is very important and must be up-to-date. This is the way to get contributions. We wanted to create 2 pull request but we spent the available time analyzing why the tests were not working.

I would like to create a VM with the javafx development setup(It will be around 9GB). I think it will help to contribute to JavaFX. What do you think?

Thank you very much!


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