Build farm for OpenJFX (on ARM)

David Hill David.Hill at
Thu Feb 5 14:46:39 UTC 2015

On 2/5/15, 3:35 AM, Chris Newland wrote:

Hi Chris,

   I have answering a few questions for Mani on getting a Linux & Linux ARM build running on the Fedora based cloudbees setup. There are still some packages I am missing for a full Fedora 21 build related to desktop media, but the core builds fine now. (Any Fedora users out there that want to help me find the right media development packages ?)

Pretty excited to see this moving forward. Was dabbling last night to move some of the "packaging" steps into the Open, so that when we have a Cloudbees build, it will have a simple output overlay bundle.

Glad to hear the 'Building for ARM' Wiki worked out for you. I have put a lot of time into the "Building" part of the Wiki, and am always looking for corrections/clarifications.

As for treading on toes - Kevin and I are really pleased that the community is picking up these builds. Hopefully we can end up with a stable and a development bundle to point people too. There has been a lot of work in ARM (Monocle, touch, and 3D) that has not made it into an official ARM bundle.

Open projects take a community, and it is nice to see so many of you helping out.

Speaking of helping out.... if people want to help with contributions, we need a Oracle Contributor Agreement <> on file before taking code changes.

> Hi Johan, all,
> Following the announcement that JDK builds for ARM will no longer include
> JavaFX I started talking with the OpenJDK Adoption group
> ( about the
> possibility of using their CloudBees CI system to produce OpenJFX binaries
> (for all operating systems including ARM) as a way to help keep JavaFX
> alive on IoT devices.
> For those who don't know the Adoption group, its mission is to help
> developers get started with building OpenJDK, testing new features,
> submitting bug reports, and cleaning up code.
> Adoption has a CloudBees CI set up and I've been talking with Mani Sarkar
> (@theneomatrix369) about setting up an OpenJFX CI project with
> cross-compile support that builds OpenJFX for all archs.
> The cross-compile instructions here
> are working great for me locally so now we're trying to work out how to
> move that to the cloud.
> I don't want to tread on anyone's toes here and we're not trying to become
> any kind of official source for JavaFX, just trying to make sure there's
> an easy way (e.g. binaries) for end users to add JavaFX to their ARM JDKs
> and to help people dip their toes into OpenJFX development as per the
> Adoption group's mission.
> Happy to coordinate on how we can make this useful and avoid any
> duplication of effort :)
> Personally, I'm a big fan of JavaFX and use it as the UI layer in JITWatch
>   ( I'm also into IoT and
> wearables and think JavaFX would be great on the new Raspberry Pi 2.
> Cheers,
> Chris
> @chriswhocodes

David Hill<David.Hill at>
Java Embedded Development

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