javafx-font opensourced

ozemale at ozemale at
Thu Jun 20 21:06:07 PDT 2013

I see that this release of font code includes "native font rendering".

What is this actually referring to?  Does JavaFX 2 and 8 prior to the
b94 (or whichever build has this native font rendering) not do native
font rendering?

Can someone explain exactly what "native font rendering" actually
means and whether it is something new?

Also, why is not available on Linux?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Zwolenski" 
To:"Felipe Heidrich" 
Cc:"openjfx-dev at Mailing" 
Sent:Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:21:22 +1000
Subject:Re: javafx-font opensourced

 This time sending to the list (gets me every time!):

 Great news!

 Danno - where does this put us with the JFX78 backport? Can we get a
 of this for iOS now or what's needed to close this loop?

 The RoboVM Maven plugin is working. I'd be keen to make it work with
 auto included so basically you can create a normal project and run
 robovm:ipad-simulator (robovm:ios-device is under construction) and
 thing you have a running JFX app on iOS, no mess, no fuss.

 I have a pitch for a suite of fairly major app development next week.
 many unknowns with JFX and app development at this stage! I'm still
 disappointed that JFX on iOS/Android is not officially supported by
 (such a massive wtf? for me) - makes it such a risky prospect for us
on the
 front line.

 On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 3:47 AM, Felipe Heidrich  wrote:

 > Hello,
 > We have just open-sourced javafx-font and javafx-font-native!
 > Note that a lot of the code we open-sourced today is a new
 > based on native text technologies (CoreText for the Mac and
DirectWrite for
 > Windows).
 > We still have a lot of work to do:
 > - finishing the new linux implementation is a big one
 > - testing
 > - improve on sub pixel position text
 > - etc
 > Help is most welcome,
 > Thank you
 > Felipe

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