Survey: JavaFX on tablets and mobile devices

John C. Turnbull ozemale at
Fri Dec 7 00:00:00 PST 2012


For me and for countless others getting JavaFX support for mobiles and
tablets is way ahead of any other issue facing this technology.  What's the
point of investing all this time and effort into something that only runs on
a platform which is in steep decline (i.e. the desktop)?  I know I am
stating the obvious but JavaFX will fizzle out into a niche product if it
doesn't support these modern platforms (and *soon*).

OK, so it seems you already get this but yes, I do wonder why we need to
"tell you" again in this form :-)

Whatever the reason, could you or someone else from Oracle please clearly
outline exactly what it is going to take to get JavaFX onto these mobile and

1. How much will Oracle do?
2. How much is dependent on the community?
3. Who is going to coordinate the whole process?
4. When will it commence?
5. When will we be able to sell our iOS apps written in JavaFX?
6. Are there any issues (technical, political etc.) that are currently
7. Will iOS/Android/WP8 apps be indistinguishable from native apps (i.e.
look and feel, performance)?
8. Has Oracle management committed to providing the funds to see this
project through to the end?

I am sure I am not the only one who would love to see definitive answers to
these questions!


-----Original Message-----
From: openjfx-dev-bounces at
[mailto:openjfx-dev-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jonathan Giles
Sent: Friday, 7 December 2012 18:13
To: openjfx-dev at
Subject: Survey: JavaFX on tablets and mobile devices

Hi all,

If you're the least bit interested in JavaFX on mobile devices (and it seems
a few of you are), I'd really appreciate you making your voice heard over at
FX Experience:

I know that the cynical among you will question why this is necessary, that
your voices should have already been heard, and that it is 'too little, too
late'. Please indulge me this one last time - I'd really appreciate it - and
I promise that your feedback will be heard by all the right people.

-- Jonathan

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