Update on the JavaFX 8.0 (formerly 3.0) release in JDK8

Richard Bair richard.bair at oracle.com
Tue Aug 21 16:03:56 PDT 2012

I don't think we would be able to do a JSR in time for Java 8. 4 1/2 months is the absolute fastest anybody has managed to do a JSR to date, and it did "speculative out of order execution" to get that time. And this JSR would be much, much bigger. We also need a TCK which would be fairly involved. But I sure wish we could get it done in time for 8.


On Aug 21, 2012, at 2:13 PM, Tom Schindl wrote:

> Hi,
> Just to make sure I get this right. JavaFX will be on the bootclasspath
> for JDK8 but there won't be a JSR, right?
> Why do I ask for a JSR? In OSGi we have so called profiles e.g. for
> Java6 SE, Java7 SE who hold the packages part of the JDK/JRE but if
> there's no JSR one can't rely that a Java-Install which identifies
> oneself as Java8 is having and we can't have those in the Java8 SE profile.
> We already have ideas how we can solve the none-JSR case but they are
> not the ideal solution (the one we need to role in case you put it on
> the 7u8/10 bootclasspath).
> Tom
> Am 20.08.12 15:25, schrieb Kevin Rushforth:
>> Here is an update on the JavaFX "Lombard" release.
>> As you saw from Richard's e-mail last week, the version number for the
>> Lombard release has been changed from 3.0 to 8.0 to reflect alignment
>> with JDK8 and as a step toward having a single version number that
>> identifies both. We will still use "Lombard" in JIRA to identify the 8.0
>> release. Any reference to 3.0 from here on out should be treated by
>> adding 5 to get the right result. :)
>> Second, weekly early access builds of JavaFX 8.0 will be available
>> shortly as part of the weekly JDK 8 builds. We hope this will happen
>> starting later this week.
>> Third, the openjfx repositories for JavaFX 8.0 are in the process of
>> being created and should be available this week.
>> -- Kevin
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