[RT-33954] static block...causes IllegalStateException - re-open?

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Mon Apr 7 23:29:02 UTC 2014

Just to make sure we are running the same program, the one I ran to 
verify that RT-33954 is fixed was the simple test program in the 
comments of that bug. Here it is (with the imports omitted for brevity).

public class Example extends Application {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        //this is called from a static block in javafx.scene.control.Control


    public void start(final Stage primaryStage) throws Exception {

The above program runs fine for me with no exception.

Jonathan: are you seeing something different? Or perhaps running a 
different example?

NOTE: if you run this from IntelliJ it will not work. I verified that 
with Debbie last week (on a different issue), which may be why you are 
seeing a problem. Running it from command line, from NB, or from Eclipse 

-- Kevin

Jonathan Giles wrote:
> Firstly, I agree - this does seem to still be reproducible despite 
> Kevin's comment that it should have been resolved in JavaFX 8.0 due to 
> RT-28754 <https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-28754>, so that is 
> troubling. I'll leave Kevin to comment on that.
> Secondly, RT-33954 was closed as a duplicate of RT-28754 
> <https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-28754>, so it would be better 
> to leave RT-33954 closed and move discussion (including what you 
> recently posted) into RT-28754 
> <https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-28754>. The discussion can 
> start in there and most probably a new bug will need to be opened (as 
> RT-28754 <https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-28754> did result in 
> a code change that at one point appears to have fixed the problem, so 
> we're possibly dealing with a regression).
> Thirdly, whether this is a suitable bug for someone learning the ropes 
> is debatable. I'll leave Kevin to offer his thoughts, but perhaps you 
> can propose a patch that resolves this issue for you in your test 
> scenarios. Also, a good starting point is to develop a simple test 
> application that helps to demonstrate this issue (preferably the test 
> case is a single class with no dependencies), and which you can then 
> share in the jira issue via copy/paste into a comment.
> Fourthly, to be a contributor in the OpenJDK requires you to follow a 
> process to get the paperwork in order. It is wise to get that started 
> as soon as possible, as it can sometimes take a while. Here's a link 
> to the process: http://openjdk.java.net/contribute/ The main thing is 
> the OCA.
> Finally, welcome! :-)
> -- Jonathan
> On 6/04/2014 1:06 p.m., Sandipan Razzaque wrote:
>> Hi JavaFX devs!
>> I was wondering how people felt about re-opening this bug? I don't 
>> believe
>> it has been fixed (see my comment).
>> I'm also happy to work on it. But, let me know if you think my time 
>> would
>> be better spent elsewhere. I'm keen to take on a small bug to just 
>> get the
>> hang of the process and community (I'll be stumbling with mercurial 
>> along
>> the way too!). I think this bug is an ideal candidate for someone just
>> learning the ropes.
>> https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-33954
>> Cheers,
>> SR
>> Sandipan Razzaque | www.sandipan.net

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