HEADS UP: Switched to 1.8 source/target in build (in graphics repository).

Richard Bair richard.bair at oracle.com
Tue May 7 08:57:13 PDT 2013

> People using Eclipse as their IDE will not have fun with that I guess because their IDE will not compile the code anymore, so one can't use Eclipse anymore to provide patches - nothing you really care I guess.

Steve, Felipe, or Jonathan would have to comment on what this does to them I guess -- they all use Eclipse for development.

> I don't argue that you should not do this because Eclipse does not yet support it (which is a shame for Eclipse) but you are excluding other VMs who don't support those concepts - most notable invoke dynamic - this makes a community port of JavaFX to iOS fairly impossible.

I think it would be fairly easy to just filter out those classes and replace the ObservableList with a version that doesn't have the defender methods. We had to do such things to make JavaFX mobile work back in the day. It is a short term problem because VMs and IDEs are going to move forward.


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