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

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at
Wed Oct 10 09:23:57 PDT 2012


Having now read through the complete thread I think there are 2 things
to take a way for me/us:

* Talk to my customers and make them bug Oracle why they can't do cross
  platform development including iOS and Android

* Wait for Oracle to opensource the rest and pray that you are
  releasing your current iOS/Android sources so that we can take a look

I think I don't have to state how strange it is that some people at
Oracle (I'm not talking about Richard and his team) don't really get
that if JavaFX doesn't work on all platforms (including iOS/Anroid) they
won't ever get enough momentum to really take off.

I fully understand that Oracle can't fix all and everything for us.


Am 10.10.12 18:12, schrieb Richard Bair:
> 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.
> Richard

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