Monocle in 8u25

Tom Eugelink tbee at
Wed Nov 5 19:20:45 UTC 2014

This is extremely good news. I have no problem to "drag" that library along in the JFXtras project (project name seems to be a good match for this usage ;-) and release it to maven - if that is allowed by the JavaFX license.


On 5-11-2014 16:57, Benjamin Gudehus wrote:
> Hi Sean,
> I've put the Monocle sources directly in my code directories for
> testing purposes. Putting it into a separate Jar is possible and I
> thought that pre-compiled jars could be provided via Maven.
> I didn't do a complete OpenJFX build, because I was only interested in
> the Headless component of Monocle, i.e. I didn't needed the
> platform-dependent dynamic libraries.
> Rough instructions were given in a previous mail. There were some
> request to provide the pre-compoile jars so I will additionally set up
> a public repository with detailed instructions when I'm back home.
> --Benjamin
> On 11/5/14, Sean True <sean.true at> wrote:
>> Did you build the glass/ui/monocle sources into a separate jar, or did you
>> do a complete OpenJFX build?
>> If you did a separate build, a recipe would be extremely helpful.
>> -- Sean
>> On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 6:17 PM, Benjamin Gudehus <hastebrot at>
>> wrote:
>>> I managed to run Monocle/Headless on Windows with 8u25. This will allow
>>> users to run headless tests.
>>> All what is needed is to copy all files from "com/sun/glass/ui/monocle"
>>> of
>>> "" and add the
>>> cursor resource files from
>>> "modules/graphics/src/main/resources/com/sun/glass/ui/monocle" of the
>>> related hg tag in the OpenJFX repository [1].
>>> Before Application#launch() is called we need to manually set the Glass
>>> and
>>> Monocle platforms:
>>> accessStaticField(, "instance",
>>>      new;
>>> accessStaticField(,
>>> "platform",
>>>      new;
>>> The directory structure in 8u40 is a bit different, but there could be
>>> added version checks. Checking
>>> for the JVM vars "glass.platform" and "monocle.platform" might be also
>>> added to this code.
>>> [1]
>>> On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 8:42 PM, Benjamin Gudehus <hastebrot at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hmm. Seems that Class.forName() in
>>>> won't
>>>> retrieve externally defined PlatformFactorys. So I will try to set the
>>>> PlatformFactory.instance field manually, before the
>>>> Application/Tookit/FX-Thread is launched.
>>>> On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Benjamin Gudehus <hastebrot at>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Thank you. That makes it clearer. :)
>>>>> Is it possible to supply the headless part of Monocle in an external
>>>>> Jar
>>>>> for desktop platforms?
>>>>> As far as I know the only possibility to run TestFX tests with
>>>>> Hudson/Jenkins is in headless mode.
>>>>> TestFX's tests itself can only run with the X virtual framebuffer on
>>>>> Linux test clients for the Travis CI so far.
>>>>> So far the only advice I could give TestFX users who like to run
>>> headless
>>>>> tests is to use 1.8.0_20-ea-b05.

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