Are JBS' policies flexible enough to welcome the JavaFX community?

Robert Krüger krueger at
Fri Apr 17 10:46:38 UTC 2015

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:14 PM, Fabrizio Giudici <
Fabrizio.Giudici at> wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:35:38 +0200, Robert Krüger <krueger at>
> wrote:
>  Add to that the fact that it is really not mature yet, both in terms of
>> api
>> and in terms of implementation quality (the decision to make JFX 8 part of
>> a production JDK release can only be viewed as a political/marketing
>> trade-off type decision not one based on technical realities as far as my
> I think it depends on the perspective. Yes, in the comparison after many
> years of Swing there are still missing bits, but

And probably on the platform. I have yet to verify that it's different on
Windows but on the Mac I ran into a number of things that are too broken to
work in certain use cases/contexts that are very well within the declared
scope of JFX only after very little time of development and I am not
talking about weird corner cases. I am not saying that you can't publish a
commercial app if you stick to the right platform and subset of
functionality but that's a very different thing from a production-quality
release. Neither am I saying it was a bad move to make it part of Java 8.
It just doesn't mean it really has reached the quality this would normally
require but all this is probably OT on this list.

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