WebView and WebGL

Jonathan Giles jonathan.giles at oracle.com
Fri Aug 25 19:06:46 UTC 2017


WebGL is something that is currently in the planning pipeline with a 
relatively high priority. This means it is not under active development 
yet, but we already have engineers working on the research towards this 
feature. Once this is concluded and the scope of the work better 
understood, a JEP will be filed to engage the community on this project, 
and notification will be sent to the openjfx-dev mailing list.

In reference to the question on whether WebView uses WebKit rendering or 
JavaFX rendering, I believe the answer is the latter.

-- Jonathan

On 25/08/17 12:12 PM, John-Val Rose wrote:
> I have a couple of questions about the implementation of WebView within
> JavaFX.
> 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
> pipeline?
> *Graciously,*
> *John-Val Rose*
> *Chief Scientist/Architect*
> *Rosethorn Technology*
> *Australia*

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