Update on FX plans for JDK 9

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Thu Dec 24 01:27:25 UTC 2015

Thanks to everyone who has commented on this. With the winter holidays 
upon us, we will respond to feedback and pick this up next year.

-- Kevin

Kevin Rushforth wrote:
> Given the recently announced JDK 9 schedule slip [1], we have taken 
> the opportunity to explore what RFE's / Features we could possibly now 
> work on for inclusion in JDK 9. We wanted to give you a pre-holiday 
> season update on what we are currently thinking.
> The following RFEs are in progress or planned for JDK 9:
>   JDK-8144585: Encapsulate JavaFX impl_* implementation methods
>   JDK-8143158: [Text, TextFlow] Make public API from internal "impl" APIs
>   JDK-8091308: Define fine-grained permissions for JavaFX
>   Expose Hi-DPI properties for render scale and screen scale (FX 
> equivalent task for JEP 263 JDK-8055212)
>   Multi-resolution image support (FX equivalent task for JEP 251 
> JDK-8046010)
> Additionally, we have started to look into making public API for some 
> of the impl_* API that will otherwise be hidden by JDK-8144585. See 
> Jonathan's earlier e-mail on the subject [2]. Here is what we have so 
> far:
>   JDK-8144628: Provide API to expose list of showing Windows
>   JDK-8144625: Expose code and char properties on KeyCode
>   JDK-8144962: Promote TableColumn reorderable property to public API
>   JDK-8144871: Add default method getStyleableNode to Styleable interface
>   JDK-8145143: Promote Image.impl_getUrl() to public API as 
> Image.getUrl()
>   JDK-8144956: Remove impl_cssGet*InitialValue() methods from Node and 
> Labeled
> If there are any we have missed that your application depends on, 
> please send e-mail to Jonathan.
> Finally, here is an updated list of other RFEs we might consider for 
> JDK 9. We will not be able to do all of these, but hope to be able to 
> do many of them. We could use the help of the OpenJFX community in 
> prioritizing this list or possibly adding something that we missed, as 
> long as the scope is small enough.
>   JDK-8091107: Add java.awt.Desktop support to javafx
>   JDK-8091517: Implement com.apple.eawt APIs that make sense in JavaFX 
> (FX equivalent for JEP 272)
>   JDK-8087516: Conditional support in JavaFX for GTK 3 on Linux
>   JDK-8092040: Implement Image writers for JavaFX
>   JDK-8091673: Runtime should have a published focus traversal API for 
> use in custom controls
>   JDK-8089311: [TableCell] commit on focus lost not possible in every 
> case
>   JDK-8090477: Customizable visibility timing for Tooltip
>   JDK-8092098: [TabPane] Support for draggable tabs
>   JDK-8144556: Add support to allow user specified rendering order
>   JDK-8145443: [Mac] Render directly to NSWIndow rather than via 
> CALayer for non-applet Stage
>   JDK-8145154: Provide public API support for PerformanceTracker 
> functionality
>   JDK-8090763: Public API for Glass's robot functionality
> Let us know what is most important to your application.
> We will keep you posted with updates on what exactly is being targeted 
> (note that you can track it by looking at the Fix Version in JBS, 
> which we strive to keep up-to-date).
> Thanks!
> -- Kevin
> [1] 
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk9-dev/2015-December/003237.html
> [2] 
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/openjfx-dev/2015-December/018338.html 

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