Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fedora 16x64 and JavaFX 2.1.0-beta

JavaFx is currently unavailable for Linux x86_64. So we will use 32bit one. The steps are:
1. Download jdk-7u3-linux-i586.tar.gz from here (I have  jdk-7u3-linux-x64.rpm already installed and I don't want to mix 32 bit jvm to my package system)
2. Unpack it to /opt
3. Add to your profile (e.g. /etc/profile)

export JAVA_HOME="/opt/jdk1.7.0_03"1
4. Download something like from here and unzip it to /opt
5. Install packages to support 32 bit java (maybe not needed if you have installed rpm):
sudo yum install libgtk-java.i686 gtk2-engines.i686 libxslt.i686

6.You also need to fully support HTML5 in JavaFX. It is not shipped nor in the main Fedora repo, nor in Rpmfusion. I have found it in the However this repo may come in conflict with Rpmfusion. Anyway, with this repo installed you may do
sudo yum install libavcodec52.i686

That's it! Now you may install Netbeans 7.1 and try javaFX samples. Or try them in Eclipse with this plugin. I recommend to look through these examples (code for this book - have not read it and I'm seriously doubt whether it is worth reading it). They are not very good, some of them do not compile (but are easily fixable), some of them do not work on Fedora x86_64, but I have not found anything better yet.

No comments:

Post a Comment