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JavaFX Essentials

By : Mohamed Taman, Mohamed Taman
Book Image

JavaFX Essentials

By: Mohamed Taman, Mohamed Taman

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
JavaFX Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Monitoring and Controlling Arduino with JavaFX

JavaFX 8 development prerequisites

Now as we have set up and configured our Raspberry Pi for development, we need to install the same correct matching JDK 8 build version on both our development machine and the Pi. This is very important to avoid library/versioning issues when running our JavaFX 8 application, and this is what we are going to do next.

Installing Java SE 8 on the Raspberry Pi

At the time of writing, Raspbian Wheezy is shipped with JDK 8 preinstalled. To check, simply type the following at your Pi command prompt:

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ java –version

You will see something like this, depending upon the version that is currently installed and accessible:

Raspbian Wheezy Java version on Raspberry Pi

The important bit is the second line: if it doesn't say 1.8.n, you'll need to install JDK8.

Installing Java SE 8

We have already installed our JDK 8 before and all necessary steps are described in the Installing Java SE 8 JDK section in Chapter 1, Getting Started with JavaFX 8.

Adding JavaFX...