Swing in FX

Richard Bair richard.bair at oracle.com
Thu Oct 18 11:00:53 PDT 2012

Ya, the stuff you guys did was awesome and got the ball rolling. Without that we'd have had a much harder time getting something production worthy put together! I will check with the team and see what the likelihood is that they can deliver their solution, and also where it would go. Right now my main focus is on getting everything open sourced as quickly as possible, and rewriting the build system to something simple and sensible for the modules that we really have (whereas now we have many micro-modules). My main focus for the next month or so is to fulfill the promise we made way back last year that we'd open source JavaFX and run like a real open source project.

On Oct 18, 2012, at 10:49 AM, Roman Kennke wrote:

>> From talking with the NB team, one feature they really need is to be
>> able to embed Swing within JavaFX. Hopefully we can deliver on that
>> for 8.
> Interesting! We (Mario and I) found the same thing when we tried out
> JavaFX in a corporate/banking environment last year. There are just so
> many custom components that in some cases took years to build, which are
> not going to easily be replaced by JavaFX counterparts (although they
> would probably take much less time to do in JavaFX). That is why we
> started our SwingView back then. Unfortunately, we did not follow up
> with it though, due to a lack of support from JavaFX (API-wise). Now,
> with the new image/pixel APIs, would be a good time to revisit this
> effort. Unless you already have something in the pipe for that, that is.
> On the other hand, if you have not already started on this, we might be
> more than willing to work on it and contribute it to JavaFX mainline.
> (Some somewhat old info on our SwingView is here: http://thingsfx.com/)
> Cheers,
> Roman

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