JavaFX 11 maven snapshots - empty jars

Mark Soderquist mark at
Tue Jul 17 20:07:43 UTC 2018

I've been forging ahead in my JavaFX work trying to get things figured out
with OpenJDK 11 and OpenJFX. It's an exciting challenge.

I've read the other two threads regarding the Maven snapshot artifacts and
there are probably more questions than answers at this point. Since Johan
mentioned the OpenJDK workshop I wanted to ask about the intended tooling
around modules, specifically since OpenJFX just got thrust into that space
starting with OpenJDK 11.

Maven only handles JARs as far as I can tell. Support for proper modules,
JMODs, is limited at this point. I'm not sure if Maven would know how to
use a JMOD if it were put in a repository. I haven't tried. Even if we
manage to get the current artifacts working we still have to be able to get
through jlink and javapackager to create a deployable application.

My hope for the workshop is that some guidance will come from those who
understand how java modules are intended to work so we can apply that
guidance to OpenJFX. It would apply to all those who have to make platform
specific modules.

- Mark

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