Contribution to OpenJFX

Daniel Zwolenski zonski at
Wed Nov 14 20:51:25 PST 2012

Sounds like it's not related to the Maven stuff I am doing. I am basically
rebuilding the JFX packaging tools (i.e. the code in ant-javafx.jar) as an
open source project - adding flexibility and features for assembling JFX

If possible, it would be good to know in advanced if/when any work is
happening or planned in the ant-javafx.jar code (other than open sourcing

Does sound like this new build stuff might overlap with the compact JRE
profile work but I'm a long way from understanding that to know yet.

Thanks for the clarification.

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Richard Bair <richard.bair at>wrote:

> 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 is going to be superseded by anything you guys are doing and/or whether it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?
> Cheers
> Richard

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