Native apps with Java

Behrang Saeedzadeh behrangsa at
Fri Apr 29 10:55:32 UTC 2016


First, apologies if this is not the best place to discuss topics of this
kind (if it is not, could you please point me to the correct mailing list?)

But isn't it the time for it to be possible to build *native* Java apps
that can be submitted to Mac App Store, iOS App Store, Windows App (?)
Store, and potentially software centers of various Linux distros?

* RoboVM is almost dying
* Today I just learned about Gulon ( <>),
but it depended on RoboVM's compiler
* Some time ago Fernando Cassia (via this mailing list) pointed me to
and JWrapper (and looks like he also had mentioned Gulon too)

It is now possible for C#, Ruby, and JavaScript developers to build native
mobile and desktop apps with Xamarin, RubyMotion, React Native, React
Native Desktop (, etc. but
there's not a reliable way to build native desktop/mobile apps with JavaFX.
As I mentioned earlier RoboVM is almost dead, Gluon depended on it, etc.

I wish Oracle (maybe with the help of other JCP members or Java
stakeholders) could build a free or commercial tool to fill this void.

I want to build a JavaFX based app that has native-like performance and
memory footprint and submit it to Mac App Store but the options are not
that many or are very expensive.

Just my $0.02.

Best regards,
Behrang Saeedzadeh

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