Updated OpenJFX build instructions

Nir Lisker nlisker at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 03:30:27 UTC 2017

I did set them, but... if I set them in bash they disappear the next time I
launch it, which made me think they are not being set properly for some
reason even though they appear in `export -p` immediately after. Launching
bash as admin didn't do anything (I thought write permissions issue).

So I went to the /home/user/.bash_profile file and added the export
declarations there. Now they appear on `export -p` properly every launch. I
also did `gradle --stop` and `rm -rf build`, but `gradle clean` gives the
same error.

Otherwise, I also noticed that the folder VS150COMNTOOLS is pointing to
does not exist. I downloaded today VS 2017 Community version 15.5.2 (which
is what I set for MSVC_VER). This is as close as it gets:

Nir at Nir-Desktop /cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual
$ dir
Common7  Licenses  MSBuild  Team\ Tools  Xml

(no VC/Auxiliary/Build)

Is that directory supposed to be created by some process, I needed to
select some installation package for VS, or did something change from
version 14.x to 15.x?


On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 4:14 AM, Kevin Rushforth <kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
> wrote:

> Thanks for the feedback...I'll note it.
> As for the build failure, did you install Visual Studio 2017 and set the
> two env variables (VS150COMNTOOLS and MSVC_VER) to point to it? If so, then
> it should determine WINSDK_DIR without anything else needed.
> -- Kevin
> Nir Lisker wrote:
> Thanks Kevin,
> I'm going through the process now on Win 10.
> A few things to note:
> - In the Platform Prerequisites/cygwin it says to make sure mercurial
> package is installed. Later, under Common Prerequisites/Mercurial it says
> "you can also install Mercurial as a cygwin package". It's not clear then
> if it's needed or optional and if it replaces or complements the other hg
> toolings.
> - The link to Tortoise should be https://tortoisehg.bitbucket.io (not
> .org).
> - Might be trivial but I would say it's worth noting that all commands
> listed there are to be ran in cygwin.
> - The hg clone command probably needs to have a note added about the
> destination folder.
> The problems starts after navigating to the /rt directory and executing
> 'gradle tasks' or `gradle projects`:
> $ gradle tasks
> :buildSrc:generateGrammarSource
> A problem was found with the configuration of task ':buildSrc:generateGrammarSource'.
> Registering invalid inputs and outputs via TaskInputs and TaskOutputs
> methods has been deprecated and is scheduled to be removed in Gradle 5.0.
>  - Directory 'D:\rt\buildSrc\src\main\antlr' specified for property '$1'
> does not exist.
> :buildSrc:generateGrammarSource UP-TO-DATE
> :buildSrc:compileJava NO-SOURCE
> :buildSrc:compileGroovy UP-TO-DATE
> :buildSrc:processResources NO-SOURCE
> :buildSrc:classes UP-TO-DATE
> :buildSrc:jar UP-TO-DATE
> :buildSrc:assemble UP-TO-DATE
> :buildSrc:compileTestJava NO-SOURCE
> :buildSrc:compileTestGroovy NO-SOURCE
> :buildSrc:processTestResources NO-SOURCE
> :buildSrc:testClasses UP-TO-DATE
> :buildSrc:test NO-SOURCE
> :buildSrc:check UP-TO-DATE
> :buildSrc:build UP-TO-DATE
> FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.
> * Where:
> Script 'D:\rt\buildSrc\win.gradle' line: 93
> * What went wrong:
> A problem occurred evaluating script.
> > FAIL: WINSDK_DIR not defined
> * Try:
> Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or
> --debug option to get more log output.
> * Get more help at https://help.gradle.org
> ---
> I did not install DirectX SDK. Also the output of the above commands in
> the instructions page seems out of date compared to the contents of the
> directory... or I messed up.
> Any ideas?
>> I did a first pass over the build instructions on the OpenJFX Wiki [1].
>> I think I cleaned up the worst of the inaccuracies, and added some
>> information that will make it easier to build.
>> I'm not the best person to see whether anything important is missing,
>> though. Someone less familiar with the build should look it over and let
>> me know what I've missed. I won't be able to get back to this until
>> after the holidays and after JDK 10 RDP1 is over, but will take another
>> pass at it then and incorporate the feedback.
>> -- Kevin
>> [1] https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/OpenJFX/Building+OpenJFX

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