Future of JavaFX

Markus KARG markus at headcrashing.eu
Tue Dec 1 17:35:57 UTC 2015

With respect to TeamFX, the better question is: Are there plans to further
open the project so third party has an easier channel to contribute without
the hazzle of contributor agreements, JIRA accounts, and so on?

-----Original Message-----
From: openjfx-dev [mailto:openjfx-dev-bounces at openjdk.java.net] On Behalf Of
Casall, Alexander
Sent: Montag, 30. November 2015 23:55
To: Donald Smith; openjfx-dev at openjdk.java.net Mailing
Subject: Re: Future of JavaFX

Don, thanks for your important contribution to this thread.

What exactly means oracle continues to develop on fx? What is the roadmap?

If I check the mercurial archives there are 10-12 people working constantly
on FX in this year. The most work was done by a few of them. I'm not sure
whether this is enought to move FX forward to engage more and more adopters.

The core question is, are there any plans to put more ressources on fx?

- Alex

From: Donald Smith
Sent: 30.11.15, 17:35
To: openjfx-dev at openjdk.java.net Mailing
Subject: Re: Future of JavaFX
Oracle is still committed to JavaFX and it will still be around for a while.

As of 7u6 we bundled JavaFX with the Oracle JDK, we've open sourced 100% of
the code, we continue developing for it, etc.  I understand that while there
is both Swing and JavaFX available that people will continue to question the
existence of each -- so be it.  Each has it's own niches and benefits and
our strategy, as it has been for years now, is to continue with each.

  - Don

On 30/11/2015 11:13 AM, Dirk @ Google wrote:
> Hi there,
> there has been quite a shake-up in the JavaFX community last week when
Shay Almog (Codename One) first responded to a blog of mine
> I do understand that it is often a good strategy to not comment on stuff
like this because commenting would just draw attention to it, but we have
now reached the point where potential customers are questioning the
sustainability of a JavaFX-based solution. They are now wondering if JavaFX
will still be around in a few years. In my specific case the customer
demands an answer from me and my partners within the next week, and if not
convincing they will go with something / someone else. We will loose a
contract worth around one million dollars because of one blog written by
Shay with no follow-up from Oracle.
> What is needed is an official statement from Oracle / Oracle employees /
JavaFX development team, saying that Oracle is still committed to JavaFX and
that it will still be around for a while. Can somebody please do that?
> Dirk

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