Next portion of open code: Glass
artem.ananiev at oracle.com
Thu Feb 21 11:05:46 PST 2013
Hi, OpenJFX team,
I'm very happy to announce that yet another piece of JavaFX is
open-sourced. Glass is a windowing library, it's conceptually close to
AWT, but doesn't contain buttons, labels, checkboxes, and other widgets.
Although JavaFX application developers shouldn't know much about such
low-level details, Glass is a good starting point if you want to port
JavaFX to your favorite platform. Another piece to port is Prism, the
rendering library, it's coming soon.
Here is what Glass is about:
2. Input events and event loops
3. Clipboard and drag-n-drop
5. Menus, including system-wide menubar on OS X
6. File dialogs
and a few more. The library consists of 150+ classes and about 65K lines
of native code. Build requirements are the following:
1. Xcode (OS X)
2. Visual Studio 2010 Express/Pro (Windows)
3. Windows SDK 7.1 (Windows)
4. gcc (OS X, Linux)
6. makedepend (Windows)
7. SWT (if you want to build SWT port of Glass)
If you have ever built Decora, which was open-sourced a while ago, the
list above should not be a surprise.
The changes are pushed via openjfx/8/graphics forest and will be
available in master in about a week.
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