Does Java 8 delay mean less app developer feedback?

Danno Ferrin danno.ferrin at
Thu May 2 08:25:26 PDT 2013

Once OpenJFX is fully opensourced, could the v8 targeted branch be compiled
to run on JDK 7?
Or key stoppers fixed in a separate community maintained branch?
Perhaps v8.1 should be the one to go lambda crazy?

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 1:11 AM, Randahl Fink Isaksen <randahl at>wrote:

> Oracle has delayed Java 8 until Q1 of 2014, which means FX 8 is delayed
> likewise, I suppose.
> Now, I have identified and filed quite a lot of JavaFX issues, but more
> and more of them are being targeted for FX8. I would like to provide
> feedback as the issues are resolved, but I can no longer do that since –
> like everyone else – I am developing an app using the current JavaFX
> release. I cannot help but wonder how many other app developers are now
> providing less feedback, and I fear that this will have a considerable
> negative impact on the quality of JavaFX. If no feedback is provided on
> many of the resolved issues until they are finally released all at once in
> Q1 2014, there is guaranteed to be QA problems – big bang is rarely a
> viable development strategy.
> I would like to ask if this has been discussed, and if the JavaFX
> development team has considered moving issues from FX8 back to the ordinary
> incremental 2.2.x releases to strengthen the collaboration between app
> developers and API developers.
> Thanks
> Randahl

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