Quarterly Project Report

Pedro Duque Vieira pedro.duquevieira at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 13:23:30 PDT 2012

Hi Richard,

I think you're absolutely right!

Having a Zip of the source code of JavaFX would also be a nice, I think. It
would be the easiest way to get a glimpse of the code. It wouldn't require
anyone to set up or learn the specific source control used by the javafx

Thanks, best regards,

> This is the first quarterly project report for OpenJFX, which according to
> the bylaws I'm supposed to produce every 3 months. Better late than never
> ;-).
> The OpenJFX project is moving along. We have been steadily building what I
> think is good interaction with the community. We've had invaluable feedback
> from many of you on a range of API designs and topics over the past year,
> for which we are truly grateful and, I think bodes well for the value of
> the project and the community in the future. We have open sourced all of
> the UI Controls and much of the Scene Graph, CSS, and related APIs. As per
> the recent announcement at JavaOne, we're going to be opening sourcing the
> rest over the course of the next few months.
> Our project has an open JIRA issue database and, except for security
> issues, nearly everything is available to the public. I think on the Issue
> Tracking part of the project things are going quite well. One thing that we
> have not done well and need to improve on is taking Issue Votes into
> serious consideration when planning the next release. You should feel
> confident that your votes, and voices, are heard. As such, I'm personally
> committed to making sure the TreeTableView control makes it into JavaFX 8,
> as this is the second-highest voted for JIRA issue.
> Our website, build instructions, build infrastructure, IDE support, and so
> forth are really bad right now. Jasper is working on a design for our
> website and we are making sure the wiki (
> https://wikis.oracle.com/display/OpenJDK/OpenJFX) is redesigned and
> organized and chock full of useful information. I'm working on our build
> infrastructure so that somebody can within minutes be up and running within
> their favorite IDE, whereas right now it is quite complicated to get a
> build setup. This is especially true when the rest of the platform is open
> sourced. It is usually a several day task for somebody new to the project
> to get a build fully setup and working, and even longer before they figure
> out how to be efficient at building / testing. This is clearly unacceptable
> because it doesn't scale and would be prohibitive for members of the
> community to be able to contribute.
> Getting contributions from the community remains a very important
> milestone for the project. I do not expect to see many patches until we've
> succeeded in setting up a build / contribution system which is easy and
> provides nearly immediate satisfaction. I will be working hard over the
> next several months to make this a reality.
> Richard Bair

Pedro Duque Vieira

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