Native apps with Java

Christian Thalinger christian.thalinger at
Fri Apr 29 20:30:52 UTC 2016

> On Apr 29, 2016, at 12:55 AM, Behrang Saeedzadeh <behrangsa at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> ExcelsiorJET
> 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.
> 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.

It’s coming:

> 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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