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Install JavaFX Runtime Into Local Maven Repository

17 October 2011 9 comments

2 minutes


In order to get JavaFX 2.0 to work with a Maven Repository, requires some fudge factor. Because one cannot simply redistribute JavaFX Library, you have to install the libraries manually into a local Maven repository.

This is my MSDOS command script to do it:

REM Installing Oracle JavaFX 2.0 Runtime into a Local Maven Repository
REM Based on the information from JFXtras 2.0 Project
REM Peter Pilgrim 12th September 2011 in Crete

REM set JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_27
REM set javafx.home=C:\Program Files\Oracle\JavaFX 2.0 SDK
REM set JAVAFX_HOME=C:\Program Files\Oracle\JavaFX 2.0 SDK
REM set javafx.home=%JAVAFX_HOME%
REM set USERPROFILE=C:\Users\Peter

REM Install the JavaFX Java Library
call mvn install:install-file -Dfile="%javafx.home%\rt\lib\jfxrt.jar" -DartifactId=javafx-runtime -Dversion=2.0 -Dpackaging=jar

pushd "%javafx.home%\rt\bin"
del /f /q %USERPROFILE%\Documents\javafx-dll-temp-bin.jar
"%JAVA_HOME%\bin\jar" -cf  %USERPROFILE%\Documents\javafx-dll-temp-bin.jar *.dll

REM Install Native libraries
call mvn install:install-file -Dfile=%USERPROFILE%\Documents\javafx-dll-temp-bin.jar -DartifactId=javafx-runtime -Dversion=2.0 -Dpackaging=jar -Dclassifier=windows

REM Copy the binaries to the Maven Local Repository
copy "%javafx.home%\rt\bin"  %USERPROFILE%\.m2\repository\com\oracle\javafx-runtime\bin

REM End.

Once you have the local repository set up, once include a Maven dependency into a project like this:


Thus the group is, the artifact id javafx-runtime, and the version is 2.0.

There you go.


  1. Please note that the JFXtras project also uses Maven as the build tool and has a method (Application.prelaunch) to unpack the binaries directly from the jar at runtime, so can be loaded by JavaFX.

    Comment by Tom Eugelink — 18 October 2011 @ 7:44 am

  2. Thanks for sharing your batch file.
    The last line is not environment independent.

    call copy “%javafx.home%rtbin” C:UsersPeter.m2repositorycomoraclejavafx-runtimebin

    should be

    call copy “%javafx.home%rtbin” %USERPROFILE%.m2repositorycomoraclejavafx-runtimebin

    Comment by Youguiyo — 20 October 2011 @ 9:26 pm

  3. Thanks for spotting the typo …

    Comment by Peter Pilgrim — 21 October 2011 @ 9:40 am

  4. Absolutely. JFXtras extended Application abstract class does have that feature. If you use JFXtras 2.0 in your application then take advantage of that until Oracle makes the JavaFX available in the Maven repository (one day in the future)

    Comment by Peter Pilgrim — 21 October 2011 @ 9:42 am

  5. I found that copy in this line copy “%javafx.home%rtbin” %USERPROFILE%.m2repositorycomoraclejavafx-runtimebin needed to be replaced with *xcopy*

    Comment by Timothy Sparg — 20 November 2011 @ 6:00 pm

  6. Absolutely. Thanks

    Comment by Peter Pilgrim — 23 November 2011 @ 7:59 pm

  7. Absolutely. Thanks

    Comment by Peter Pilgrim — 23 November 2011 @ 7:59 pm

  8. I followed these steps but I cannot make it work.

    I’ve got jfxrt.jat in my classpath and I can import JavaFx classes, but when I run the project, I get java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError exceptions for every class.

    I’m using Netbeans 7.1 Beta, Maven 3.0.3 and JavaFx 2.0 of course.


    Comment by K Gomez — 24 November 2011 @ 7:53 am

  9. Looks like you have a particular NetBeans IDE configuration issue and make sure that jfxrt.jar in the correct folder %USERPROFILE%.m2repositorycomoraclejavafx-runtime2.0

    It might also to help search the OTN JavaFX 2.0 specifies forums


    Comment by Peter Pilgrim — 24 November 2011 @ 10:07 am

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