Provide source files of JavaFX for JDK8 preview builds

John Smith John_Smith at
Tue Dec 11 14:53:46 PST 2012

I find the following useful if I just want to view source when developing using the public APIs as opposed to modifying open-jfx code.

Download all of the (public) sources without an hg client from the following link:
Or get the source for a specific tag by going to:, clicking on the manifest link next to the tag, then clicking on the zip link at the top of the page.

The sources aren't under one tree, but are split among the sub-projects, so you need to add the sources for each project to your IDE.
For instance for idea you can follow these instructions:
After I do that I can debug and step through all of the public source (and yes, it is much easier to develop this way than having no source at all).

Of course the above won't be necessary once there is a real zip distribution of the source :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: openjfx-dev-bounces at [mailto:openjfx-dev-bounces at] On Behalf Of Dr. Michael Paus
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 10:43 AM
To: openjfx-dev at
Subject: Re: Provide source files of JavaFX for JDK8 preview builds

I just dared to ask because the JIRA is from May and nothing happened since then.
If more people would show an interest in that maybe that could raise the priority of it.

Am 11.12.2012 19:21, schrieb Richard Bair:
> Kevin, don't we have a JIRA for this?
> Richard
> On Dec 11, 2012, at 9:21 AM, Dr. Michael Paus <mp at> wrote:
>> Hi,t
>> I wonder whether it would be possible to distribute the corresponding 
>> JavaFX source code as a zip-file together with each new JDK8 preview 
>> build in a way similar to the standard Java sources or the javadoc 
>> files. This would make debugging and error reporting a lot easier because you could step right into the code when you encounter a problem.
>> LG, Michael

Dr. Michael Paus, Chairman of the Java User Group Stuttgart e.V. (JUGS).
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