JavaFX 8.0

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Thu Aug 16 06:41:47 PDT 2012

Correct. This will be just starting with JDK8 as changing the major 
version number for 2.x would be incompatible (and could not even be 
considered as long as we still support JDK6 on Windows with a standalone 
FX 2.x bundle).

Btw, here is the current planned mapping:

----  -----
7u7   2.2.1
7u8   2.2.2
7u9   2.2.3
7u10  2.2.4
8     8.0

-- Kevin

Jonathan Giles wrote:
> As far as I'm aware, we won't be changing any 2.x versioning. The next 
> minor releases of 2.x and 2.2.1 and 2.2.2. The next major release is 
> now in the 8.x series of releases.
> The intent is that within the Java 9 timeframe we will have formed a 
> JSR and submitted JavaFX as a Java specification. The end result would 
> be that JavaFX would form a core part of Java (presumably in its own 
> module by then). Of course, we ship with Java 7 now, and will 
> integrate more tightly with Java 8 (as shown by the numbering 
> announced today). Integrating more tightly with Java 8 will allow us 
> to, for example, make use of lambda's etc.
> -- Jonathan
> On 16/08/2012 3:53 p.m., Daniel Zwolenski wrote:
>> Good move. Keeping track of which version is which is kind of hard a the
>> moment. Marrying it to the JRE version number will help.
>> Will be changing the 2.x versions going forward or just the 3.0 ones? 
>> i.e.
>> will jfx 2.2.4 be jfx 7u10?
>> What's with the shipping with 'JavaSE 9', I thought we were shipping 
>> now,
>> and hoping to be fully integrated (i.e on the classpath) by Java 8. 
>> Wishful
>> thinking?
>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Richard Bair 
>> <richard.bair at>wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Now that JavaFX 2.2 is out the door, we are creating 2.2.2 repositories
>>> for the minor update due later this year, and the 8.0 repositories 
>>> we'll be
>>> using for the release we had been calling 3.0. In essence, we felt that
>>> since we are shipping with JavaSE and plan (pending JCP approval) to 
>>> become
>>> part of JavaSE 9, that we needed to get our version numbers in line 
>>> with
>>> JavaSE. It can be quite confusing to explain to people, for example, 
>>> that
>>> JavaFX 2.2.2 ships with JavaSE 7u8. Or I could ask, what version of 
>>> JavaFX
>>> will ship with JavaSE 7u10? 2.2.4 is probably the right answer, but 
>>> heck,
>>> even I don't always know.
>>> So instead, we've decided to bump up the version number for the next 
>>> major
>>> release in order to align with JavaSE. It makes double sense since 
>>> we are
>>> aligned on release schedule as well.
>>> Thanks
>>> Richard

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