JavaFX 11 maven snapshots - empty jars

Johan Vos johan.vos at
Wed Aug 22 12:11:32 UTC 2018

I spent some more time on this.
Adding the Automatic-Module-Name seems the easiest fix to me. I created a
PR at for this.

Having the platform-name hardcoded in the artifact Id would require upfront
magic in build.gradle or pom.xml to prevent the need to put a platform
hardcoded in the build.gradle or pom.xml.
Removing the empty jars never gives a result that works fine for both maven
and gradle, see

In the end, the real fix for this should be in maven/gradle. We currently
need to specify dependencies in both the as well as in the
pom.xml. That doesn't sound right. I would assume that the gradle Java
plugin should check if a dependency contains a module-info.class, and if
so, parse it and process it.

- Johan

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 11:26 AM Lennart Börjeson <lenborje at>

> FWIW, I've fixed the Gradle builds in the current javafx11samples and sent
> you a pull request.
> I know these samples are only temporary, but I believe I'm not the only
> gradle user who's been frustrated by not having any working example to try
> out.
> My fix still uses the 11.0.0-SNAPSHOT builds and sets the classifier in
> the dependencies using Gradle's OPeratingSystem class.
> Best regards,
> /Lennart

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