Survey: JavaFX on tablets and mobile devices

Claus Luethje Claus.Luethje at
Fri Dec 7 00:42:07 PST 2012


Am 07.12.2012 um 09:33 schrieb "Johan Vos" <johan at>:

> Hi,
> I think Jonathan, Richard, Jasper and most/all Oracle developers on this
> mailinglist agree that JavaFX support for mobile/tablets is crucial.
> However, some people that make strategic decisions inside Oracle are
> probably not on this list and they don't hear our concerns.
> Our developer-concerns need to be turned into something that shows them
> there is added value in the market, business goals, increased adoption,
> blabla,...
> Strategic decisions will not (only) be based on what we discuss on this
> mailinglist, but rather on some concrete requests/use-cases Jonathan and
> others can show.
> So if filling in a form (with information I already provided a number of
> times, I agree that is boring) is what it takes to get official support for
> JavaFX on mobile/tablet, I'm more than happy to spend 10 minutes on it.
> We're all on the same side here, I believe.
> - Johan
> 2012/12/7 John C. Turnbull <ozemale at>
>> Jonathan,
>> 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
>> tablets:
>> 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
>> insurmountable?
>> 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!
>> -jct
>> -----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.
>> Thanks,
>> -- Jonathan

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