[rfc][icedtea-web] add support for javafx

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Thu Apr 16 15:26:25 UTC 2015

* Jiri Vanek <jvanek at redhat.com> [2015-04-16 11:18]:
> On 04/16/2015 05:10 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
> >* Jiri Vanek <jvanek at redhat.com> [2015-04-16 10:38]:
> >>On 04/16/2015 04:23 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
> >That reads to me like it is located at jre/lib/jfxrt.jar in 7.
> Do you have any advice how to proceed pliticaly (technical solution is simple...)?

Well, you, as the lead get to decide whether you want to support 7 or
not :) But do consider how long IcedTea-Web intends to support OpenJDK
7. AFAIK, the last Oracle-led public updates just got released. Will
IcedTea-Web continue support OpenJDK 7 for the next few years or not?

If OpenJDK 7 is supported for the next few years and OpenJFX works with
OpenJDK 7 (when set up manually) then +1 on supporting it from me.

If you do decide to support it, one simple way would be to add
JRE/lib/jfxrt.jar to classpath unconditionally. On 7, this will load up
the jfxrt.jar correctly. On 8, where the jar is does not exist, it
should have no effect. If someone places a bad jfxrt.jar in the jre/lib
directory, then its their mistake :)


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