The "javafx might not be present" problem

John Neffenger john at
Fri Feb 9 18:28:56 UTC 2018

On 02/09/2018 05:29 AM, Mark Raynsford wrote:
> I've been exploring the possibility of migrating to JavaFX on and off,
> but the biggest showstopper for me is that JavaFX may not actually be
> present in any given user's installation. If someone installs the
> jre9-openjdk package on Arch Linux, for example, they don't get JavaFX.

I reported the bug below to fix this same issue for Ubuntu:

JavaFX support is in Oracle JDK 9 but missing in Ubuntu OpenJDK 9

You can comment there if you're interested in seeing support for JavaFX 
be part of the default installation of OpenJDK 9 or 10 on Ubuntu. I'm 
hoping it can get included in time for the next Long Term Support 
release of Ubuntu 18.04 in April.


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