Contribution to OpenJFX

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Wed Nov 14 18:49:34 PST 2012

On Nov 15, 2012, at 12:15 AM, Daniel Zwolenski <zonski at> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM, Richard Bair <richard.bair at> wrote:
>> > Once we get back (we are in Toronto now) I'll write also some followup
>> > to sync about the actual status of the build refactoring (including the
>> > new build tool).
>> Cool. I met with Hans Docktor (Mr Gradle) on Tuesday and he was awesome help (thanks Hans!) in getting things farther along. I also met Xavier (not sure of last name) who is on Android build team and working on migrating standard android build tooling to Gradle (not for android itself, yet, but for people building android apps). They have pretty close to all the same build requirements we do so I think this is a great time to be trying to use Gradle.
> Can you guys give us a quick overview of the "new build tool" and "build refactoring"? Is this the JFX build tools you are talking about, the JRE build or something else altogether? How does Gradle fit into the mix.

This is for the building JavaFX itself (vs. the ant stuff we are using now). At least, that is what I was talking about but now that I re-read I'm not as certain what Mario meant.

> I've just started a pretty big undertaking to make a build library and use this in a Maven plugin. It would be great to know in advance if this work is going to be superseded by anything you guys are doing and/or whether it is stuff that can be leveraged to save me time. 
> Additionally I am trying  (slowly) to work out how to build compact JRE profiles for desktop so would be good to know if any of this could overlap with that. 

I think this is orthogonal. I think the Gradle support Danno was working on is more related to what you are doing with Maven, right?


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