Announcing EA builds of standalone JavaFX SDK

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Mon May 7 23:00:19 UTC 2018

I am pleased to announce the first Early Access build of a standalone 
JavaFX SDK [1]. You can download it and run it using OpenJDK 10 or an 
OpenJDK 11 EA build.

If your application is in an unnamed module (i.e., your app is on the 
classpath), you can run your application as follows, after unzipping the 
SDK bundle for your platform.

$ java --module-path $PATH_TO_FX/javafx-sdk-11 
--add-modules=javafx.controls,javafx.fxml MyApp

This assumes you don't need media or web. If you do, then add those 
modules, too. Note that since javafx.web "requires transitive 
javafx.controls", you can omit javafx.controls if you add javafx.web.

If you are running a modular application, then you don't need the 
"--add-modules" option.

Note that this is a stepping stone to javafx modules in a repository 
like Maven.

Please test your applications with the SDK and give us feedback.


-- Kevin


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