I'm developing an application that needs JavaFX. This week I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.10 and saw that the default version of OpenJDK is 11 and therefore the OpenJFX version is also 11. The "cosmic" repositories contain also version 8 of OpenJDK, but no OpenJFX 8 can be found.
Java 11 was released only the 25th of September 2018, it is really new. The problem is, I'm now forced to develop my application with it; this gives me two problems:
- The other libraries I use are not compatible with JavaFX 11.
- Probably not many people plans to upgrade to it in the next months and they will not be happy to be forced to do it when they install my application.
I tried looking for some PPA but did not find any containing OpenJFX 8 for cosmic.
Is there a practical way to install OpenJFX 8, while still working with Ubuntu 18.10?