Chance of Backporting Gtk3 Support to JavaFX 8

Johan Vos johan.vos at
Wed Jun 6 15:23:00 UTC 2018

That sounds very reasonable to me.
[disclaimer: I had to build JavaFX with GTK3 already as I ran into issues
on a new system ;) ]

- Johan

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 10:31 AM Tom Schindl <tom.schindl at>

> Hi,
> Eclipse SWT developers are about to remove Gtk2-SWT port once they start
> developing towards support for Gtk4.
> This means there's no SWT-FX-Integration layer anymore for JavaFX8
> because it is linked to Gtk2.
> I know JavaFX-8 is not the new and shining thing because everyone wants
> to use modules and Java 11 but there are many applications who can not
> easily to Java 9+.
> Is there any chance the Gtk3 changes from JavaFX-9 get backported to
> JavaFX-8?
> Tom

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