Dr. Jochen Raßler jochen.rassler at
Wed Jun 28 15:08:47 PDT 2017

but, both are open source .... ?

ok, for openjfx the freeBSD port is only partly ported, the real 
interesting things, like dependencies to gstreamer, webkit-gtk,... are 
defined, but never used and built, so the java classes will not work


Am 28.06.2017 um 22:43 schrieb John Marino:
> On 6/28/2017 15:37, Dr. Jochen Raßler wrote:
>> As I mentioned, I only built them and didn't yet test.
>> What I need is gradle and openjfxdevel, which aren't available to DF
>> currently.
>> As I looked around to find the reason, I found the site how to port
>> software to DF ( and
>> looked further to find this site:
>> and for both gradle and openjfx missing compat9x is the reason for not
>> being ported to DF - as far as I understood. I found no information
>> about what's wrong with compat9x and asked a few days ago in another
>> mail, which had a different topic (32 bit compat libs) and got no answer
>> to that specific question.
>> So I started building... but had no time for further investigation yet,
>> so I didn't test with gradle...
>> It would be great to get some information about the status of why gradle
>> and openjfxdevel aren't ported to DF and why the automatic build process
>> is skipped (or ignored?) for both packages.
>> I would appreciate it, if you gave me some hints!
>> cheers,
>> Jochen
> The normal reason for requiring compatX is that the port is delivering a 
> pre-built binary.
> For example, a vendor doesn't release the sources, but it builds the 
> product itself.  The port is simply downloading the binary and putting 
> it in place.  Since the vendor typically doesn't provide one binary per 
> FreeBSD release, compat libraries are needed to satisfy the real-time 
> linker.
> So binary installers are not real ports.  And you can't run a freebsd 
> binary on DragonFly.  I haven't looked at these ports, but if compat 
> libraries are a requirement, I expect they are impossible to port. The 
> vendor would have to provide DF binaries which is unlikely, especially 
> since we don't utility compat libraries in DF.
> John

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