Future of JavaFX

Jeff Hain jeffhain at rocketmail.com
Tue Dec 1 22:48:22 UTC 2015

Felix Bembrick wrote:
>it makes them no money
>In my opinion, JavaFX should be jettisoned from the JDK

Like AWT or Swing, it plays in favor of Java adoption by
people looking for a portable way of doing something as
simple as lighting up a pixel - which are still, after all
these years, quite scarce - without having to resort to
scripts like Tcl/Tk, or web's ever-changing mixture of
dubious technologies (I say dubious to stay polite,
else I would use a more Zed Shaw-esque vocabulary).

That said (here comes my hobbyhorse), if Java also provided
stable lower level UI primitives, on which other UI frameworks
could be built, maybe UI frameworks would flourish in it as
much as messaging frameworks do (as if we still had to invent
the "sockets" of UI...), improving diversity, satisfaction and
resilience within the Java ecosystem (and Oracle would have
less need to grow a single monolithic framework attempting to
fit every possible usage).


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