To be clear, you will still use the 8u-dev repo at the existing URL:

It's just that after Monday the repo will "become" the place where 8u40 work is done.

Regarding the build, it is a bit painful to set up for Windows, but not too bad as long as you don't need to build WebKit. We would be interested in hearing whether the instructions on the Wiki are sufficient for you to get the build working.

-- Kevin

Stephen F Northover wrote:
Ok, let us know how you get on with building FX.

NOTE: The accessibility code is not there in 8u20 so you will just be ensuring that you can build on Windows (there is nothing there to test). The accessibility code will be going back into 8u40 on Monday or Tuesday so you'll need to get that release at that time and build it instead when it becomes available. It's good to debug the build process though because it can be painful building from source.


On 2014-06-20, 12:43 PM, Jann Schneider wrote:
Hi all,

@Steven: thx for the links. I'll try to build the openjfx project on
the windows 7 notebook and test the sample apps with NVDA then.
Today i tried the latest ea of jdk1.8.0_20 and sample apps with nvda
14.2. Unfortunately i was not able to read anything except the window
I've just installed the jdk, changed my JAVA_HOME and tried to run
e.g. the ensemble.jar
$ java -jar ensemble.jar -Djavafx.accessible.force=true

Well i'll try it again by means of building javafx from source and
post my results back to the list.

Regards Jann!

2014-06-20 14:46 GMT+02:00, Stephen F Northover <>:
Hello Jann!

As soon as the 8u40 repos open, the Accessibility code will be put back
along with the recent fixes for JAWS.  Since OpenJFX (and the JDK) does
not have nightly builds, unless you want to wait for an EA build of 8u40
or 9, you will need to get OpenJFX and build it.  This is really the
best way to work with the team anyway because you can get fixes as they
are made. EA builds take a while to come out and there is no substitute
for running on the latest code base.

Unfortunately due to Microsoft, building OpenJFX is a bit harder on
Windows.  However, it is doable and the build instructions should be
complete.  If they are not (and if you hit any problems), please post
back to this list.

Here are the build instructions:

Many committers use an IDE (you don't have to) and OpenJFX is supports
the three major IDE vendors:

Looking forward to working with you,

On 2014-06-19, 7:10 PM, Felipe Heidrich wrote:
Hi Jann,

Unfortunately Linux support is not in the plan for 8u40.

Windows 7 is supported and we have recently fixed JAWS support (see and
Unfortunately due to the 8u20 to 8u40 transition the code has not being
released yet, but soon.

The majority of our testing was done using Narrator. That said, I also
tested NVDA lastest version on Windows 8 and I didn’t see any major
On the Mac we tested with VoiceOver.


On Jun 19, 2014, at 2:24 PM, Jann Schneider
<> wrote:

Hello all,

As a blind java developer i'm interessted in testing the accessibility of
JavaFX and maybe help to find some issues.

I've just set up my build environment on my ubuntu 14.04 laptop and
checked out the project files as described in the wiki. I could also set it up on a windows 7 with Jaws 15 and NVDa (don't know what the current
version is) for comparison..

No i am wondering if there are some examples i could try?

Regards Jann

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