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JavaFX-1.1.1, NetBeans-6.5.1 on Linux - English

>> 27 March 2009

JavaFX 1.1.1 and NetBeans-6.5.1 are availables.

Linux users must wait !!!

In this tutorial I have installed JavaFX plug-in for NetBeans-6.5.1 on Linux

Download all “.nbm” files on NetBeans site :

Quit NetBeans

All the work to be done on the following file :


Create a work directory (for instance TMP), copy org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.nbm into TMP

$ cp org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.nbm TMP

Unzip "org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.nbm"

$ unzip org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.nbm

Edit "info/info.xml"

delete "org.openide.modules.os.MacOSX"

Delete all files in "META-INF"

Modify "org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.jar ".

Path to this file :

netbeans/modules/org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.jar (in TMP)

Unzip the file using “jar”

$ jar xvf org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.jar

After unjar we get two directories :

"org" and "META-INF".



Note :
This line is in the required modules

OpenIDE-Module-Requires: org.openide.modules.os.MacOSX,

Re-archive jar content

Tape on one line :

$ rm *jar; jar cvfm org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.jar META-INF/MANIFEST.MF org

Make all files executable in

netbeans/javafx-sdk/bin (TMP)

$ chmod u+x netbeans/javafx-sdk/bin/*

Delete the downloaded "org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.nbm" in TMP directory and Zip all content of TMP

$ rm org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.nbm
$ zip -r org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.nbm *

Use the modified "org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.nbm with the other “.nbm”

Start NetBeans

Tools -> Plugins

If you enter JavaFX in Search nothing is displayed (not installed yet)

Select "Downloaded" tab

click on "Add Plugins"

Browse to the directory of the downloaded “.nbm” files and the modified "org-netbeans-modules-javafx-sdk-mac.nbm"

Select all “.nbm” files -> OK

click on "Install"

Read the licence

Click on "Install"

A Warning message !!!

This message is displayed because there are no more signatures in TMP/META-INF (files deleted above)

click on "Continue"

Restart NetBeans

click on "Finish"

Now if you select "Tools" -> “Plugins” -> “Installed” and enter JavaFX in “Search”

JavaFX is displayed

Create a JavaFX project in NetBeans

"File" -> New Project

Select "JavaFX" -> JavaFX Script Application

Give your project a name

Click on "Finish"

JavaFX project is created and Main.fx is opened in the editor


Select “Main.fx” -> right click -> Run File

Et voilà

Enjoy your JavaFX :)


Anonymous,  March 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM  

Thank you very much

Anonymous,  March 30, 2009 at 4:36 AM  

Nice tip.

Doug Holton March 30, 2009 at 5:10 AM  

Dude, upload the file man, this is brutal :)

Anonymous,  April 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

Yeah, what gives? Why are there like 10 tutorials on how to assemble the file, but none to build it?

Anonymous,  April 10, 2009 at 4:49 PM  


I found an error

Error: JAVA_HOME is not defined, cannot find "java" command.
/home/arilson/NetBeansProjects/hello/nbproject/build-impl.xml:143: exec returned: 1

And may JAVA_HOME is set.

Do you have any idea?

okjavafx April 10, 2009 at 6:17 PM  


Please verify that JAVA_HOME/bin is in the PATH.

Is it possible to give some details about this problem ?


Anonymous,  May 28, 2009 at 4:40 AM  

That's great
Thanks brother

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