Building OpenJFX for the first time

John C. Turnbull ozemale at
Fri Jun 17 06:14:09 UTC 2016

I would like to set up a development environment for the OpenJFX project but
have never attempted this before.


I am very familiar with all 3 major Java IDEs with my preference (in order
of most favourite to least favourite) is Eclipse, IntelliJ, NetBeans (so
whichever one is "best" doesn't really matter).


I am familiar with Gradle but by no means an expert.


My machine is a Windows 10 x64 PC.


I am only interested in building for JDK 9 and JavaFX 9 (as these will be
released before any project I am working on will go live).


I am happy to build just for Windows at this point so I can get a feel for
the project and see if there are opportunities where I can fix a bug or two
or make contributions in other ways.


So, what is the best way to build this project using the environment and
tools I have described?


Which IDE would make the process the simplest or easiest?


Is there an up-to-date web page that describes the process in sufficient
detail that will enable me to accomplish this?


Thanks very much,




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