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

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Wed Oct 10 09:12:43 PDT 2012

On Oct 10, 2012, at 1:14 AM, John C. Turnbull wrote:

> Richard has stated that porting JavaFX to iOS or Android is not currently on the roadmap.  So think what that means.  The current roadmap extends out to 2015/16 or so with the release of JavaFX 8 & 9 so we are talking about some time after that.  Realistically, if JavaFX ever actually does run on iOS or Android then it's going to be 2016/7 at the earliest.  That's another 4 or 5 years from now and surely by then JavaFX will be so far behind other mobile platforms that it really will have missed the boat.

That's not at all how it works. If it were put on the roadmap, it could be shipped in 6 months. Its not like you can't add features to a roadmap.


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