No JavaFX for iOS, Android or WP - why not?
phidias51 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 12:04:35 PDT 2012
My preference would be to get the following tasks taken care of before
Oracle starts throwing resources at supporting tablets, mobile and JavaFX
- *Deployment using Maven.* Although you can build with Maven, there
are a lot of hoops that you still have to jump through, and we still don't
have the artifacts in an accessible repo. I think Zonski, and others have
blogged about this, and kvetched on mailing lists so I won't repeat their
- *Webstart deployment *- this is still problematic. Currently when you
push new artifacts to your web server, it's not replacing the existing JARs
in the user's cache -- despite what the documentation says. The "special"
javafx tags aren't documented well enough and presume that you're using the
Ant tools to generate the JNLP. And getting shaded jars is next to
- *Charts* - support for zooming and panning within the charts. Support
for drawing on top of charts.
- *Support for Swing components within JavaFX. * If the goal is to
replace Swing, then this is one of those essential capabilities that needs
to be in place. The current examples only demonstrate how to put JavaFX
components within Swing applications. Unfortunately, if you want to reuse
any existing components (like JFreeCharts for example) within your project,
you're SOL at the moment.
- *Support for an EventBus.* Currently, there's a lot of point2point
event code that you have to write to fire and listen to events. It would
make for a much more useable codebase if you could simply publish and
subscribe to events at the application level.
- *Release the source.* It's a royal pain to have to download the
source through mercurial rather than simply read it as you do with the
Swing code or download it as you do with any Maven package.
There's also some work that needs to be done to make it easier for people
to participate. I have 3 accounts at the moment: one for this mailing
list, one for the forums, and one for JIRA. Can we just boil that down to
one, and let me login with Facebook or Google credentials?
On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Filipe Portes <omeuefilipe at gmail.com>wrote:
> what I really will like to see, more than JavaFx running over mobile
> plataforms, Is java embedded and JavaFX becoming themselves a pure Java
> mobile plataform.
> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM, <goddard at seznam.cz> wrote:
> > Thanks for stepping in Richard.
> > Jiri
> > ------------ Původní zpráva ------------
> > Od: Werner Lehmann <lehmann at media-interactive.de>
> > Předmět: Re: No JavaFX for iOS, Android or WP - why not?
> > Datum: 09.10.2012 19:36:15
> > ------------------------------**----------
> > FWIW, the community support on this mailing list is outstanding in my
> > opinion. Usually it does not take more than a day to even get replies
> > directly from Oracle staff. And suggestions are discussed with an open
> > mind. Compare that to the cost and response time of a support contract.
> > Rgds
> > Werner
> > On 09.10.2012 19:20, Richard Bair wrote:
> >> In the Java group, we are very concerned about community involvement.
> Filipe Portes - @filipeportes
> Java Architect - Senior Java EE/Web
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