Does Java 8 delay mean less app developer feedback?

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Thu May 2 11:51:06 PDT 2013

On May 2, 2013, at 10:05 AM, Mario Torre <neugens at> wrote:

> On Thu, 2013-05-02 at 08:56 -0700, Richard Bair wrote:
>> I don't think Danno was making light of it at all, but rather was looking at "how can we solve this problem without waiting for Oracle"? which is pretty dang reasonable IMO.
>> 1) Once OpenJFX is fully opensourced, could the v8 targeted branch be compiled to run on JDK 7?
>> So this question is basically asking, when OpenJFX is fully open, can it be built and targeted at 7? In other words, maybe for your produce you could use OpenJDK and OpenJFX instead of Oracle's provided JavaFX 2.x? If this worked, then you could use the latest FX with an older JRE.
> I'm of course very interested in 1) myself.

I'm interested, why is that? OpenJDK 8 is available under the normal friendly terms (I think?) so what is wrong with OpenJFX 8 on OpenJDK 8?

> I would like to see the code base of what will be JavaFX 8.0, JDK 8
> "free". Of course this also means to use a pre-release since OpenJFX 8.0
> "1.0" will only be released when OpenJDK 8 will hit the shelves, which
> basically means I'm lost with all the numbering :)

NOt sure what you mean?

> But on a more serious point, I think it would be good to have the first
> OpenJFX 8 release to be JDK 7 compatible, and then move on it's
> development by gradually introducing JKD8 features, reaching a JDK9
> release which is JKD8 compatible, and so on…

What is the advantage? We co-bundle FX with JDK, both are auto-updated together, etc.


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