[API REVIEW REQUEST] RT-5747: Spinner control

Stephen F Northover steve.x.northover at oracle.com
Wed Jun 4 15:07:21 UTC 2014

Thanks Jonathan!  Although the JIRA is long winded, at least it captures 
all the thinking in one place.


On 2014-06-03, 6:07 PM, Jonathan Giles wrote:
> Hi all,
> A Spinner control is in the planning stages for JavaFX 8u40, and so 
> when my 8u20 backlog has got down (or near to) zero recently, I've 
> been prototyping one possible implementation of the Spinner. I'm now 
> at the stage where I would appreciate more eyes on the API, so I have 
> published the JavaDoc as a zip file attachment to the jira issue [1] - 
> see spinner-javadoc.zip. Additionally, a relatively recent 
> implementation is also available - download spinner.zip - but note 
> that the visuals, whilst passable, are not in their final form in any 
> way!
> I'm aware that RT-5747 has become relatively long winded, but I would 
> like to draw attention to my most recent comment [2], where I'm 
> specifically pointing out areas that need more discussion. As always I 
> have an opinion on these issues, but I'm keen to hear yours.
> Also, for those of you that look at the API, you may be interested to 
> note the stepping away from using a List for the backing model. I have 
> some more early discussion on this decision at [3], but you probably 
> want to read through the rest of the comments to fully understand! 
> Suffice to say, nothing is set in stone - this is still in the 
> prototype stage (although rather far along).
> If people could post their thoughts to the Jira issue, rather than as 
> a response to this email, that would be appreciated.
> [1] https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-5747
> [2] 
> https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-5747?focusedCommentId=411207#comment-411207
> [3] 
> https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-5747?focusedCommentId=409920#comment-409920
> Thanks,
> -- Jonathan

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