JavaFX port to iOS/Android status

Daniel Zwolenski zonski at
Mon May 13 06:19:50 PDT 2013

Nice work. 

I'm interested in what can/should be done in terms of maven plugin support to make it super easy to build robovm apps?

Do I understand the build process correctly:
1. Build a standard jar of our app code
2. Run the RoboVM compiler with the classpath set to contain our app jar and any dependent jars 

Is it really that simple? 

It also looks like RoboVM itself has a Java entry point, so it can be called from code rather than delegating out to the command line. If so, if RoboVM can be deployed as a jar to maven central (I see you're already building with maven so that helps), then the plugin could use this jar so the user doesn't have to download it manually. 

And llvm is just unzipped, it doesn't need any fancy installing? If so, then this could also potentially be auto downloaded so the user doesn't have to install it. 

Not too sure about clang, gcc and Xcode though. They look like they might need manual installs. 

A maven plugin might also be able to do things like deploy to the app store and start up the emulator (if available) but I reckon the basics first. 

From reading through the docs it looks like the build tools for robovm will work on Mac and Linux, but not windows. Have I got that right? Is this a technical limitation and a fact of life, or just a lack of time and resources to support windows?

On 13/05/2013, at 10:30 PM, Dalibor Topic <dalibor.topic at> wrote:

> On 4/24/13 8:03 PM, Mario Torre wrote:
>> Also, it would be interesting to see what are the performances of JavaFX
>> with GCJ and GNU Classpath, since GCJ can do AOT (not sure if GNU
>> Classpath has enough class library code to run JavaFX, it will require
>> some work probably).
> Keep in mind that gcj is in maintenance mode [1].
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
> [1] 
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