Removal of apps/scenebuilder from OpenJFX repo

Michael Paus mp at
Tue Mar 13 21:05:20 UTC 2018

How will these changes then be synchronized with the work Gluon is doing 
for the version
distributed by them? Do they work on the same repo?

Am 12.03.18 um 23:25 schrieb Kevin Rushforth:
> Hi Florian,
> By way of update, after thinking about this for a week (and getting 
> some offline feedback), I no longer propose doing this -- at least not 
> for the short-mid term. I've retargeted this RFE to tbd_major and 
> lowered the priority to P4.
> Having said that, we don't have any plans to modify SceneBuilder, but 
> will happily accept contributions.
> -- Kevin
> Florian Brunner wrote:
>> OK, this still comes a bit as a surprise as the source code has been 
>> kept in the repo and was not just provided as a ZIP file.
>> I'm currently working on a tool based on the SceneBuilder Kit. I 
>> needed to work on the code a bit and was planning to donate the code 
>> back to OpenJFX once released, as I was under the impression OpenJFX 
>> would serve as the master / upstream-repo for all SceneBuilder forks. 
>> I was also under the impression that OpenJFX at least would make sure 
>> the code works with any new JDK / JavaFX version and hoped it would 
>> get support for new controls, if any were added to JavaFX.
>> -Florian
>> Am Freitag, 2. März 2018, 09:12:15 CET schrieb Kevin Rushforth:
>>> I filed the following JBS isuse to remova the SceneBuilder sources 
>>> from the OpenJFX repo.
>>> As mentioned in the Description of that issue, the OpenJFX repo 
>>> contains the source code for a no-longer-maintained version of the 
>>> SceneBuilder tool. Active development on SceneBuilder in the OpenJFX 
>>> repo was stopped over three years ago. Since that time, the only 
>>> changes have been either jigsaw-related changes to keep it buildable 
>>> and runnable, or global changes that happened to touch some of the 
>>> files in apps/scenebuilder.
>>> A fork of SceneBuilder is maintained by Gluon, so anyone wanting to 
>>> get the latest SceneBuilder should go there.
>>> Before I proceed, I wanted to poll the list to see whether anyone 
>>> has a concern with this. I don't plan to take any action for at 
>>> least a week.
>>> -- Kevin

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