Building OpenJDK 9 and OpenJFX on Debian

Ludovic HOCHET lhochet at
Sun Sep 7 14:44:16 UTC 2014

Hello Chris,
I've tried your script on Ubuntu 14.04.
It runs fine, though I have a few comments:
1. if either of the builds fails it will continue
2. I think lines 54-59 are redundant with what is done in get_source
3. Isn't line 102 overwritten by line 117?

Best Regards,

On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:14 PM, Chris Newland <cnewland at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I couldn't find good instructions for building OpenJFX with OpenJDK9 so
> I've created a bash script which fetches them both from hg and builds a
> working Java 9 SDK with JavaFX support:
> My JITWatch tool (a JavaFX application) works fine with this build.
> Tested on Debian x86_64 Squeeze and Wheezy (will test Jessie shortly).
> Am going to start hacking HotSpot now with some extra instrumentation and
> will put patches into a GitHub project for anyone who's interested.
> Cheers,
> Chris


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