Am 09.02.18 um 14:49 schrieb Mario Torre:
On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 2:29 PM, Mark Raynsford <> wrote:

I suppose what I'm really saying is: When (if ever) can I expect JavaFX
to be present unconditionally with OpenJDK installs? I probably can't
migrate to JavaFX until that day...
JavaFX is not part of the Java specifications for the JDK or its
runtime, so the presence of the library in any distribution of OpenJDK
pretty much depends on the vendor distributing you the binaries.

There are some Linux distribution that started packaging a subset of
OpenJFX (in most cases few notable missing bits are the audio codecs
and the webview). I don't know if the same libraries will be bundled
with the GPL binary from Oracle, that's probably a question somebody
from Oracle may answer.

The only way I can see JavaFX becoming included by default everywhere
is if it becomes part of the spec.
In practice this is really a pain point and very bad advertising for JavaFX.
Who defines that everything Open... can only contain what is included in "the spec"?
Who keeps us from creating a product OpenJDKFX which we define to contain
OpenJDK + OpenJFX. I'd like to see a complete and open version of Java but
at the moment everybody seems to restrict themselves to only OpenJDK.
Even Oracle at their EA download page deliver the open version of the JDK
without JavaFX which I simply don't understand and which makes this version
of the JDK completely useless to me.

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