Instructions for working on OpenJFX

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Fri Jan 19 00:10:27 UTC 2018

I'm still a little behind on my email, but here are some quick answers.

#1 - The NetBeans instructions are still mostly correct except that with 
FX 9 or later you can't compile or run code from within the IDE any more 
(and there isn't yet a release of NetBeans 9). Not sure about the other 
IDEs, but I suspect they are somewhat out of date.

#2. You should be able to build just the FX bits (outside your IDE) using:

    gradle sdk
    gradle javadoc

depending on what you want to do (or you can build both targets). If you 
have a build of JDK 9 or later with FX bits in it, then you can use the 
build/run.args script to run with the just-built FX bits without 
rebuilding the JDK.

java @build/run.args ...

#3. I don't know since I don't use Eclipse; maybe someone on the list 
who uses Eclipse can answer. It might have to do with the level of JDK 9 
support in Eclipse

#4 - previously answered

-- Kevin

Nir Lisker wrote:
> Hello,
> I have OpenJFX and OpenJDK built. I have also set up TortoiseHg and am
> working with Eclipse. I have several questions:
> 1. Are the instructions at
> still valid from
> JDK 8? There are old TODOs there. If not, can I get a quick update?
> 2. After importing the projects to Eclipse and working on the source, what
> steps need to be taken when the changes are to:
> a. only the docs?
> b. Java code?
> c. Prism code?
> Do I need to rebuild the JDK with JavaFX, rebuild only JavaFX, only compile
> etc? What tests do I need to run (e.g., I doubt I need to run regression
> tests when changing JavaDocs)?
> 3. Eclipse uses EJC (which I never had trouble with). Can this cause
> trouble?
> 4. After creating a local changeset and assuming there is already a JIRA
> issue for it and the fix approach was discussed, can I just push it and it
> will enter a review queue? Do I need to ask someone specifically for a
> review on the changeset (
> is old...)?
> Thanks,
> Nir

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