So, will it work?

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Fri Dec 9 07:58:44 PST 2011

I'm afraid I can't commit to getting any Linux bits (either binary or source) out in less than a month, so if you have to run on Linux I'm afraid we won't be ready to help you yet.

Also, this sort of question really belongs on the Forums (, as this list should be reserved for development discussions.


On Dec 9, 2011, at 12:26 AM, Paweł Gronkiewicz wrote:

> Hi,
> I am member of a university team working on our diplomma now. Our
> subject is a desktop app that would help writers in writing books -
> novels mostly. One of our major goals is to make it work both on
> Windows and Linux. We are writing it in Java and we want something
> else for UI than ugly and unfriendly Swing. JavaFX 2 looks very
> promising (and would be great thing to learn and put in our resumes).
> But the question is - will it work? Is it reliable enough? Can it work
> on Linux despite no official release yet? End of 2012 is way too late
> for us, we need something working within a month. But what we need are
> just some UI controls - to make main interface, that is all menus,
> navigation, etc [similar to what Word has]. Is it possible with
> current OpenJFX release? If yes, is there any maven archetype to start
> working on the project? Or some sample app (just showing "it works!"
> when opened) to expand?

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