The "javafx might not be present" problem

Mario Torre neugens at
Fri Feb 9 13:49:23 UTC 2018

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 2:29 PM, Mark Raynsford <org.openjdk at> wrote:

> I suppose what I'm really saying is: When (if ever) can I expect JavaFX
> to be present unconditionally with OpenJDK installs? I probably can't
> migrate to JavaFX until that day...

JavaFX is not part of the Java specifications for the JDK or its
runtime, so the presence of the library in any distribution of OpenJDK
pretty much depends on the vendor distributing you the binaries.

There are some Linux distribution that started packaging a subset of
OpenJFX (in most cases few notable missing bits are the audio codecs
and the webview). I don't know if the same libraries will be bundled
with the GPL binary from Oracle, that's probably a question somebody
from Oracle may answer.

The only way I can see JavaFX becoming included by default everywhere
is if it becomes part of the spec.


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