WebView and WebGL

John-Val Rose johnvalrose at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 00:12:03 UTC 2017

I have a couple of questions about the implementation of WebView within

I understand that, at present, it is based on WebKit but does not support
WebGL.  For our requirements, WebGL support is essential and I expect that
other developers would appreciate support of this kind as well.

It appears that WebGL support will not be implemented until Java 10 at the
earliest, or, perhaps even later.  As we know, this could be several years
away so I would like to offer my time to work on implementing WebGL support
ASAP so that it can be released to the community as part of an incremental
Java 9 release.

How do you feel about this suggestion?

Also, could you please let me know that if the current WebView is just a
wrapper around WebKit and uses native WebKit rendering, or is it actually
using the JavaFX API itself to do the rendering within the JavaFX rendering


*John-Val Rose*
*Chief Scientist/Architect*
*Rosethorn Technology*

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