Setup IDE for development instructions

Stephen F Northover steve.x.northover at
Thu Apr 24 21:09:48 UTC 2014

On 2014-04-24 4:29 PM, Tom Schindl wrote:
> Hi,
> I try to follow the guide at
> to setup my
> Eclipse workspace but the description how to preconfigure the JDK is a
> ambiguous.
> The ambiguous information is the "cd <PATH TO JFX>" which could me (I
> take my OS-X install as the reference)

This is the path where you checked out OpenJFX.  It is important that 
you get jfxrt.jar out of the ext directory.  I believe it is no longer 
necessary to move it to a standard place.  This is a hold over from when 
parts of JFX were not open source and you could not build everything.  
In that case, you needed a binary stub.  Of course, it doesn't hurt for 
everyone to move jfxrt.jar to a well known standard place in case you 
need it again.
> * cd
> /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_05.jdk_nofx/Contents/Home/jre/lib/ext
> * cd /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_05.jdk_nofx/Contents/Home/
> BTW for Eclipse there's no an easier way to get Java8 support you can
> grab a prebuilt distro from

> Tom

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