Handling updates to the JavaFX Caspian look
richard.bair at oracle.com
Tue Mar 13 18:21:01 PDT 2012
Thank you for bringing this up!
> I don't think anyone wants to end up in the same situation as Swing, where the default L&F is Metal, because moving the default to a more modern L&F would potentially break (or at least maim) many deployed Swing applications.
I find this very compelling. We've been down this road before (not being able to fundamentally alter the default look) and it was UGLY! I like the idea that people can install a specific default stylesheet and remain compatible or get the latest and greatest automatically.
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