Tag Archives: Monocle

Pre-packaged builds of Monocle (OpenJFX)


Monocle is the implementation of the Glass windowing component of JavaFX for embedded systems. It is part of the Java Platform since version 8u20, but not included in builds for desktop platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac).

This repository provides pre-packaged builds of Monocle taken from the OpenJFX project. The builds include components to run in headless environments. They do not include native libraries for low-level access.

Build (under Windows)

Clone the repository and checkout the branch.

C:\> git clone https://github.com/TestFX/Monocle
C:\> cd Monocle
C:\> git checkout runtime-8u20

Choose the JDK version and build the jars.

C:\> set JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_20
C:\> gradlew clean jar
C:\> dir build\libs

Update Instructions

To update the build to newer versions of Monocle just copy source code files fromsrc/main/java/com/sun/glass/ui/monocle into the directory src\main\java and resource files fromsrc/main/resources/com/sun/glass/ui/monocle into the directory src\main\resources. Use the linksbz2, zip or gz to export the files as archive.

You can update to a certain version by changing tip in the URLs to a changeset hash. There is a list of changeset hashes at http://hg.openjdk.java.net/openjfx/8u-dev/rt/tags.

Example changeset hashes:

  • 8u20-b26: e56a8bbcba20 instead of tip.
  • 8u25-b18: b2021af209c3 instead of tip.
  • 8u40-b13: b90398073b6a instead of tip.