Windows Installation Instructions, All DLL Files Missing

Christopher Miles twitch at
Fri Apr 17 18:55:48 UTC 2020

I manage a project[0]  that leverages JavaFX. It's been a while since 
I've worked on this project, almost two years. At that time JavaFX was 
bundled with the Java runtime from Oracle. The few customers I had would 
simply run the application from the bundled launcher and as long as they 
had Java installed, it would work.

It's time for me to add some features to the project, I am now using 
OpenJDK 14.0.1 and I installed the OpenJavaFX package and followed the 
instructions[1] from the following URL:

I am on Windows and followed the instructions for that platform. 
Unfortunately, things didn't really work. The error was as follows:

Graphics Device initialization failed for : d3d, sw Error initializing 
QuantumRenderer: no suitable pipeline found java.lang.RuntimeException: 
java.lang.RuntimeException: Error initializing QuantumRend erer: no 
suitable pipeline found at 
wn Source)

I fussed with this and that but nothing made a difference. Eventually I 
tried adding the "bin" directory from the JavaFX distribution to my 
path. This is the entry I added to my global PATH variable:

C:\Program Files\Java\javafx-sdk-14\bin

Is this the right way to do this and, if so, why isn't this included in 
the directions? Is this a Windows specific issue?

Also, what impact does this have on distribution of applications?

Looking at the "Runtime Images" instructions, it looks like the same 
issues will be present. Those instructions use `jlink` to point to the 
JavaFX libraries and the JAVAFX modules (distributed in another package) 
but also leave off references to the DLL files in the "bin" directory. I 
am worried that I will need to have people manually install the 
OpenJavaFX distribution and add the "bin" directory to their path in 
order to run my application. Please say it's not so!

Any help or pointers to additional documentation would be very much 
appreciated! I have made it over the bumps and can now continue 
development of my application, my next concern is distributing it to 



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