No JavaFX for iOS, Android or WP - why not?

Roman Kennke roman at
Tue Oct 9 10:44:45 PDT 2012

Am Dienstag, den 09.10.2012, 10:28 -0700 schrieb Richard Bair:
> > It's blatantly clear that Java developers *crave* JavaFX on mobiles and yet
> > Oracle are waiting for clear commercial interest to justify such support?
> > As has been pointed out several times, JavaFX cannot be considered a success
> > if it is limited to the scope of the desktop and perhaps some embedded
> > devices.  Many predict that the PC in its current form will largely
> > disappear in the next 5 years so where would that leave JavaFX?
> > 
> > Java developers are largely passionate about their language and do not want
> > to learn Objective C or C# or whatever language is required on each device.
> > 
> > In my opinion, being able to code in Java and deploy to Windows, Linux,
> > MacOS, iOS, Android, Metro etc. could propel JavaFX to amazing heights as
> > the best platform for client side software development on the planet.
> > Please Oracle, don't miss this enormous opportunity!  What do we have to do
> > to convince you that this REALLY IS A GOOD IDEA?
> The anger and passion exhibited on this thread is very gratifying and very helpful.
> Even more helpful would be to funnel as many developers to me as you find that
> have a demand for FX on smartphones and tablets. You'll not find more passionate
> partisans for JavaFX than here in the Java group. Being able to demonstrate
> industry demand and commitment is what we need. Of course, when JavaFX is
> open sourced (as Hasan announced at JavaOne we will complete shortly), then
> of course anybody could do a port to iOS / Android.

Yeah, I wanted to say the same. For example, I would certainly be
willing to help on an Android port. Open source it already! :-P

(And in reply to the 'Oracle doesn't give a frak about community' claim
that has been made elsewhere, I used to be on that side some years ago,
but have honestly came to believe that this is not (no longer) true, at
least not with respect to Java. Kudos Oracle!)

Cheers, Roman

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