Project Proposal: JFX
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Sun Oct 30 09:39:10 UTC 2011
Richard Bair <richard.bair at ...> writes:
> Adam mentioned at JavaOne (I don't remember the context) that plugin will go
open source too.
Interesting. It would be good news, if it happens. :)
> I don't have a
> timeline for that, though it is really a question for JDK as opposed to
> Really we want to get away from the binary non-free parts, but in some cases
it requires a very large
> investment to get the free versions up to the level of the non-free ones.
Definitely. This is indeed the point that I wanted to surface. Sometimes working
on releasing more code as open-source (in the case of JFX) or improving open
versions (in the case of the JDK) may be given less priority than adding
features (for example). It's understandable and it's a matter of hitting the
Personally, I believe that the balance hasn't been right when it comes to open
Pisces, and I hope you guys do better with JFX (Oracle seems to be moving in the
right direction, so I'm hopeful).
> Believe me, I'd drop ductus tomorrow if open Pisces was ready to replace it.
I know. :) You would probably have open-sourced JFX earlier too. ;)
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