OpenJFX on iOS using RoboVM

Niklas Therning niklas at
Mon May 20 10:04:43 PDT 2013

Source code and build instructions for the BrickBreaker JavaFX sample on
iOS/RoboVM is now available online [1]. The static libs included in that
download have been compiled from my fork [2] of Danno Ferrin's JDK7
backport of openjfx [3]. For build instructions please see [4].



On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Niklas Therning <niklas at>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'll clean up the code and post it somewhere later this week. We're not
> using OpenJDK's class libraries. It's Android's.
> On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 6:38 PM, <steve.x.northover at> wrote:
>> Niklas!!!
>> This is very cool.  Please make your work available as soon as possible
>> so others can try it out.  I have played a bit with RoboVM and looked into
>> what would be required to port JavaFX to it but did not get the time to do
>> a deep dive.  Are you using the OpenJDK for the class libraries?
>> Steve
>> On 13/05/2013 5:32 AM, Niklas Therning wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've managed to get OpenJFX running on iOS using RoboVM. Please see the
>>> RoboVM blog [1] for a quick video of it.
>>> I'd like to say thank you for writing such great code! BrickBreaker
>>> almost
>>> worked out of the box! I had to remove/stub out font related stuff of
>>> course and PlatformLogger had to be copied from OpenJDK. Also had to fix
>>> a
>>> tiny bug in the native glass code [2] and an NPE in
>>> PlatformUtil.getRTDir()
>>> when PlatformUtil.class isn't available in any jar file [3].
>>> Do you have an ETA on the open-sourcing of the font related code? It
>>> would
>>> be a fun challenge to get most of the controls or even the Ensemble
>>> sample
>>> to work but fonts are essential of course.
>>> [1]**05/javafx-openjfx-on-ios-**
>>> using-robovm.html<>
>>> [2]**browse/RT-30327<>
>>> [3]**browse/RT-30329<>
>>> Regards,
>>> Niklas Therning

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