[CentOS] JavaFX on C7 ?

Sat Jun 1 23:55:17 UTC 2019
Denniston, Todd A CIV USN NSWC CD CRANE ID (USA) <todd.denniston at navy.mil>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2019 11:56 AM
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] JavaFX on C7 ?
> On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 02:11:42PM +0000, Denniston, Todd A CIV USN NSWC
> CD CRANE ID (USA) wrote:
> > >
> > <SNIP>
> >
> > A somewhat more accessible answer is at [1], though it is a bit
> > depressing:
> > "Does Red Hat's OpenJDK distribution included JavaFX?
> > No. Red Hat does not have plans to deliver JavaFX or the OpenJFX project
> > in our distribution."
> >
> > In the meantime, it looks like if we really need JFX, we will have to
> > stoop down to the Oracle version and the maintenance fun that brings.
> >
> Do I conclude that you don't expect the openjfx bits to work in El7?
> Fred
> >
> > [1] https://access.redhat.com/articles/1299013#FAQ

Actually I am expecting that it is worse than that... as in no openjfx bits *in* EL8 either[7].
I think that 'openjfx bits' would *work* in EL7 & EL8, it is just that we would have to go through the pain building and maintaining it ourselves.  I would like to know why RH is not interested in supporting it.  I would have expected that when fedora included it that there should not have been any patent/licensing restrictions showing up, so why is RH not including it?

[7] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1669672

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