Experience with piecewise migration Swing -> JFX

Scott Palmer swpalmer at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 08:33:12 PDT 2013

Things that I ran into:

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 11:08 AM, Robert Krüger <krueger at lesspain.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> we're currently in the process of migrating our Swing application from
> Apple JDK 6 to OpenJDK 8 hoping to be able to ship it bundled with
> OpenJDK 8 in the coming months. In addition to that we're seriously
> considering a Migration of the UI to JFX and it appears very tempting
> to do this component-wise, i.e. using JFXPanel.
> I have read and understood
> http://docs.oracle.com/javafx/2/swing/swing-fx-interoperability.htm
> but wanted to ask if someone has followed this route and could share
> their experience regarding caveats of this. How well does it work for
> a non-trivial application? What are the hidden problems one should be
> aware of (other than having 2 UI threads).
> Thanks in advance,
> Robert

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