Monocle as a replacement
tres.finocchiaro at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 01:27:00 UTC 2020
My focus will be initially on adding Desktop (Linux, macOS, Windows)
support for the WebView (and thus probably Node, Stage) capture functions.
As FX stands today these capture functions -- from a WebView perspective --
have some issues for use in a mission critical production environment
(reliability mostly, not necessarily stability, although physical screen
dimensions so cause stability issues too). If they can be addressed,
moving them to a "silent" environment will be next step (improving speed,
There's very little available in regards to proper, modern HTML rendering
in Java, so if this works, we'd be happy to help contribute to it's
On Tue, Feb 18, 2020, 8:16 PM Kevin Rushforth <kevin.rushforth at oracle.com>
> OK. FWIW, proper headless support, along the lines of AWT's headless mode,
> would be a very useful enhancement to JavaFX. I suspect that Monocle, at
> least in its current form, is not entirely suitable, at least not without
> some refactoring.
> -- Kevin
> On 2/18/2020 3:54 PM, Tres Finocchiaro wrote:
> Thanks. I'm working with Gluon (commercially) to see if changing that
> moving forward is possible, I'll focus my energy over there.
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2020, 6:49 PM Kevin Rushforth <kevin.rushforth at oracle.com>
>> For desktop platforms, Monocle is only used as a testing framework. It
>> isn't really suitable for proper headless support (as I guess you
>> noticed), and isn't shipped on desktop platforms with the release.
>> -- Kevin
>> On 2/17/2020 11:12 AM, Tres Finocchiaro wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I'm the developer of a printing plugin which leverages JavaFX for a few
>> > HTML functions.
>> > One of our functions would greatly benefit from being "headless (or more
>> > accurately, "silent") mode that Monocle offers and I'm evaluating the
>> > of Monocle on (non-headless) Desktops for this. I'm currently testing a
>> > monocle build by the TestFX team for MacOS.
>> > Although first test was positive, when invoking multiple times, I'm
>> > some internal errors similar to this:
>> > https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49388497
>> and the framework grows slower
>> > and slower as it nears its final capture. (I'm using
>> > Is this the right place for such as discussion? Where's the best place
>> > ask about issues with Monocle?
>> > - Tres.Finocchiaro at gmail.com
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