JavaFX app for non-techie users

Johan Vos johan.vos at
Fri Jun 1 18:11:33 UTC 2018

Hi Jan,

The goal is indeed to provide the JavaFX components as maven artifacts
(e.g. see Would that
fix your issue?

- Johan

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 8:02 PM Jan Tosovsky <j.tosovsky at> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I made a small JavaFX app for small non-techie team working on Windows
> (rewritten from Swing few years ago). Everyone had Java JRE installed so it
> was enough to distribute small jar file (50 kB), which could be executed on
> double click. Lucky man.
> I am quite confused by recent JavaFX announcements about decoupling JavaFX
> from JDK. It makes my life harder :-)
> Does it mean every user with JDK11+ (no JRE any more) will have to install
> additional JavaFX stuff to be able to run my app? Will it be provided as
> installer for Windows platform? Will download links be available in a same
> place as standard Oracle Java JDK stuff downloads (ensuring credibility)?
> Will it have some kind of auto-update mechanism?
> I am aware of the trend of distributing Java apps as monolith with bundled
> JDK modules, but not sure it makes sense for small utilities. (I expect the
> size 50+ MB)
> Would it be technically possible to provide JavaFX as maven artifacts so I
> could easily add those JavaFX 'jars' (for single platform) as my app
> dependencies? I do not need WebView so the final size could still keep
> reasonable size.
> Am I missing something?
> Now I am slightly inclined to switching this app back to Swing to make it
> as
> simple as possible to the end-users.
> Thanks,
> Jan

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