Building from source code

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Thu Oct 18 07:03:31 PDT 2012

We need to update the instructions, but basically all you need is a way 
to locate the jfxrt.jar that matches the openjfx version you are trying 
to build.

For FX 8, you need to download the EA version of JDK8 at:

You can use JDK7 to build openjfx...just point your JFXRT_HOME env 
variable to the JDK8 jre/lib directory.

-- Kevin

Mark Claassen wrote:
> I was trying to go through the process of downloading the source code, and
> it seems the directions are a bit out of date.
> The specific issue is with the developer preview binary.  The instructions
> say to download it and unzip it.
> The download link (
>, goes
> to a page where there is nothing that can be downloaded and "unzipped".
> Can I use the JDK7 install I already have?  Or do I need to find something
> else?
> Thanks,
> Mark
>    - Download the latest JavaFX Developer Preview
> binary<>
>    - Unzip the binary and put it in ~/closed-jfx
>    - [snip]

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