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Thanks to Twitter and LinkedIn, I’ve been in touch with several developers who are doing cool Java stuff on the Raspberry Pi.
Here I want to share those projects with you, as they can be an inspiration for all of us to get started with Java development on the Raspberry Pi!
- Release Notes
A couple of weeks ago, JavaFX version 15 was released.
These are some of the highlights we’ve selected for you to understand its scope.
– JavaFX now has 3D support for the newer Intel graphics drivers on Linux,
– Support for e-paper displays on i.MX6 devices was added,
– FX scripting support was enhanced.
Today we’d like to introduce a new community manager for all things Raspberry Pi on foojay: Frank Delporte!
He’s really curious about what’s already been created with Java on the Raspberry Pi and what we can all learn together from these experiences.
You can contact him with a direct message on Twitter to discuss further and share articles for publication on foojay: https://twitter.com/frankdelporte.
In a previous post “Installing Java and JavaFX on the Raspberry Pi”, you can read how to install BellSoft LibericaJDK to be able to run JavaFX applications with a graphical user interface on a Raspberry Pi with ARMv7 or ARMv8 processor.
For (older) versions of the Raspberry Pi that use an ARMv6 processor, special instructions are needed!
This article is for the beginner who wants to get started developing JavaFX applications using IntelliJ IDE.
While this article may seem elementary for some, I believe it can help newcomers to the JavaFX platform avoid some pitfalls and really hit the ground running.
One of the most read articles on my blog is about the installation of a recent Java on Raspberry Pi (March 13, 2019).
Disclaimer: this article is only valid for Raspberry Pi’s with an ARMv7 or ARMv8 processor. In the Raspberry Pi specifications table on Wikipedia, you get a clear overview of the Pi-types with this processor:
– Model A+, version 3
– Model B, version 2, 3 and 4
– Compute Module, version 3
Learn how to use a popular distribution from Azul to build a JavaFX HelloWorld Application in 60 seconds!
I’m not sure if you’ll taken more than 60 seconds to complete the steps, but assuming your environment is setup and the JDK 11+ and JavaFX is installed you should be able to cut and paste the code in seconds.