Chances of open sourcing SceneBuilder

Joe McGlynn joe.mcglynn at
Tue Nov 19 14:36:04 PST 2013

We are actually looking at open sourcing Scene Builder at the moment, we should have some news on that soon.  I think it’s an important step so that IDE vendors can use the new “kit” functionality to have deep integration within their tool and have the control necessary to fix important bugs for their release.


On Nov 19, 2013, at 2:12 PM, Philipp Dörfler <phdoerfler at> wrote:

> Hello list,
> I can’t but acknowledge the work put into SceneBuilder especially when seeing SceneBuilder 2 who apparently underwent a serious and well done design overhaul (I still want to see a dark theme ;) ). Well done!
> As much as I love the new design the Early Access 2.0 version feels very rough and makes clear that this tool needs a lot of love. I thought about contributing to OpenJFX for quite some time but would actually rather spend time on improving SceneBuilder than working on juicy API internals that are better left to guys that truly know what they do ;) Things like better IDE integration or making the keyframe based animation API accessible in the GUI already (To at least partially get to where JavaFX 1 Designer once was or wanted to be) come to my mind.
> As far as I know there are currently no plans of open sourcing Scene Builder but I wondered if there’s even a chance for it and what would be required for that to happen? Seeing that the JFX team probably has a very tight schedule and spent a lot of time open sourcing the core components already I’m afraid that a OSS SceneBuilder would be kind of impossible. Am I too pessimistic?
> Cheers,
> ~ Philipp

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