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

Mario Torre neugens.limasoftware at
Tue Oct 9 11:00:31 PDT 2012

2012/10/9 Roman Kennke <roman at>:

>> 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!)

I want to join Roman in supporting Richard on this one:

*** Oracle is really doing great. ***

So guys, please, don't panic! Once the code is out in the wild it's
going to be relatively easy to support whatever platform you want,
even ones that are too weird to even think of right now. It's the
beauty of Open Source after all.

Just give Richard some time! :)


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