OpenJFX status update

Ty Young youngty1997 at
Wed May 16 17:49:01 UTC 2018

On 05/16/2018 10:42 AM, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
> On 5/15/2018 11:57 PM, Ty Young wrote:
>>> 3. JavaFX has been removed from JDK 11 as of this week. Starting 
>>> with jdk-11+14, early access builds of JDK 11 will not include JavaFX.
>> I'm not sure if it's intentional or perhaps a bug on my end, but I 
>> cannot compile JavaFX without Oracle JDK(9 or 10). Attempting to do 
>> so with a self compiled JDK with JavaFX support results in a build 
>> fail while doing it without JavaFX entirely results in a fail due to 
>> Observable classes being missing.
>> Is Oracle JDK a requirement for building JavaFX currently or is this 
>> just some weird bug with my compiled JDK?
> This is likely something on your end, since we build the standalone 
> JavaFX using OpenJDK 10. What repo are you building from? The correct 
> repo is:

That one, as mentioned in the wiki build guide. I get an immediate build 
fail(see: The JDK works just fine: I can 
set it as the default JDK, run Netbeans, set the project source to 11, 
and my application builds just fine.

>> And could the new standalone modules be integrated with the source 
>> code somehow so that a JDK without JavaFX support can be compiled?
> Not sure what you mean, but you can use an OpenJDK without modules + 
> the JavaFX standalone modules to build and run your program.

It's an option, sure. My problem with it is that it creates so much 
unnecessary disk usage because each bundled application requires it's 
own copy of JavaFX. If you had 10 standalone JavaFX applications it 
would be 1GB easily if they where all modular projects, which are around 
106MB for me. Creating an app bundle using classpath is around 
200MB(post JDK 8 was 250+ IIRC).

>> As I wrote before and am still having issues with, after a successful 
>> first compile, JavaFX no longer compiles in Arch Linux for me. Any 
>> attempt to do so results in a bunch of warning messages(see: 
>> which cause the build to fail due to 
>> warnings being treated as errors(Should they even be ignored?). In 
>> addition. I'm now getting a GCC warning about XIMProc returning an 
>> int when it should return void (*). I don't know C or the native APIs 
>> so right now I'm at a loss of what to do besides trying to compile on 
>> another distro - which is something I *really* would prefer not to 
>> have to do.
> What gcc version are you using? And what Linux distro?

8.1.0 and Arch Linux(Antergos which is basically Arch Linux).

> -- Kevin

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