JavaFX SDK 8 on Beagleboard

Conrad Winchester conrad at
Sun Dec 30 04:18:39 PST 2012


I have been experimenting with JavaFX on the Beagleboard xM for a while now. I also have a raspberry Pi, but find it's power supply instabilities and weaknesses very frustrating, and so much prefer the more stable beaglebord for tinkering. In particular I am working with Tinkerforge equipment that really makes the poor old Pi expire :-(

The JDK8 JavaFX ARM Preview has just been released for the Raspberry Pi. I have it running, but , as stated above, using the raspberry pi with anything attached to the USB without a powered hub is nigh on impossible and so I would love to use it on the Beagleboard.

Unfortunately it does not seem to work. In fact the Beagleboard does not even recognise any of the executables as files in the JDK8 JavaFX ARM release. If I cd /opt/jdk1.8.0/bin and do a ./java -version I get the following error message

-sh: ./java: No such file or directory

even though if I do an ls, I can definitely see it there.

Is this a sign of things to come? Are the various linux/arm chip configurations so different that there will always be a multitude of different Java ARM installs to cater for every combination? Or is there a magic thing that I can do to solve the issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Conrad Winchester

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