JavaFX for the Enterprise - Working Group

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at
Thu Oct 18 10:47:16 PDT 2012

Am 18.10.12 19:37, schrieb Peter Pilgrim:
> fwd
> On 18 October 2012 15:21, Peter Pilgrim <peter.pilgrim at> wrote:
>> On 17 October 2012 23:00, Tom Schindl <tom.schindl at> wrote:
>>> The problem is that we only get a control which is able to render rich text but unfortunately no editor! To get an editor with features you see in todays IDEs is a very long way from what we get with jfx8.
>> Tom
>> I agree it is render mode.
>> Maybe that is something that could be part of jfxtra project.


>> The poor's editor component would be in my head a version of the
>> gang-of-four Flyweight Pattern. You need some sort of Cursor and
>> Document types. You need also some way of calculating Text Character
>> extents. Horrible and complicated I know and agree, but those HTML5
>> and JavaScript people did something like this years ago  with the
>> editor that was written inside a browser (Dion Almear and Ben
>> Galbreath the Ajaxian unrelated brothers with ``Bespin'')

Well the last information I have from Felipe on this is that he already
has all the picking, ... stuff implemented but I need to play with it.

The JavaScript guys you mention is exactly what I'm doing. I simply use
an embedded webview to provide me a structured editor. Did you look at
my blog to see it in action? I'm going to look into the rich text
control after EclipseCon Europe and I'll try to get in touch with Felipe
- maybe with a bit we could get something going.

I only know the stuff we have at Eclipse and all the parsing
infrastructure e.g. to split of source code into segments does not
depend at all on SWT so we can reuse it without problems!


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