Java GUI support on Wayland

Erik De Rijcke derijcke.erik at
Mon Aug 29 11:30:31 UTC 2016

Hi Vinoth,

I replied to your report on github. (btw I'm not jason ekstrand or
'jekstrand' on github, but 'zubnix').

To give some more context:
I started creating my own java wayland bindings after jason's work got
abandoned. (see ) and I am
currently working on creating a pure java wayland compositor (see ).

As for JavaFX:
JavaFX does not work on wayland for now and will not any time soon (ever?).
(certainly not implemented by Oracle given their current priorities...). I
did however start working on a javafx port some time ago but the worked
stalled/stopped for now as I'm doing all this for free in my spare time and
currently have other spare time priorities :)

As for the wayland java bindings:
The library only provides the ability to communicate using the wayland
protocol. You still need to implement a new backend for JavaFX (which in
turn makes use of the wayland java bindings library) to have it run on

I hope this clears some things up for you.

kind regards,


On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 1:06 PM, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 29 August 2016 at 13:01, Vinoth Kumar <vinoth.k.kumar at> wrote:
> > Using XWayland would mean using Xcode itself right? In that case, it may
> not
> > be feasible for me as our system has only wayland supported. Probably, I
> Yes, Xwayland is an Xserver.
> > have to give this:
> I could be wrong, but I don't think this is a port of Java to Wayland,
> it's the Wayland API for Java, different thing.
> Cheers,
> Olivier
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