Fwd: Re: Marlin-Renderer and JavaFX

Laurent Bourgès bourges.laurent at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 07:29:05 UTC 2016


> Laurent, the problem is that OpenJDK 9's feature set is already fixed, so
I think it is not possible to *officially* adopt huge features like Marlin
FX at such a "late" point. Besides that I think that Marlin FX is of so
high value to OpenJDK that I would like to nominate you as an OpenJDK
committer. But that is up to Kevin to decide, certainly!

OpenJDK9 is currently in the Feature Complete extension-request process so
it seems possible to submit a new JEP with very small impact and risk.
As marlin-fx is very close to the integrated Marlin renderer in OpenJDK9,
the risk is small for me but there will be certainly issues with jigsaw
modularization of OpenJFX: MarlinFX uses jdk Unsafe for example. Moreover,
integrating such JEP would imply to hurry up to be completed for dec 2016 !

FYI I am already jdk9 commiter in the client forrest but not in openjfx.

> I don't know the internal structure of that part of JavaFX, but maybe
Kevin could point us to some private APIs or config options one could use
to allow anybody to simply bundle Marlin FX as an alternativ renderer with
any JavaFX 8 or 9 application?

It is certainly tricky due to classloader isolation and modules... but
there is certainly some workaround.


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