Chances of open sourcing SceneBuilder

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Tue Nov 19 14:41:35 PST 2013

I see Joe already responded with status (my e-mail crossed his).

-- Kevin

Kevin Rushforth wrote:
> Hi Philipp,
> There is a JIRA filed to track the open sourcing or SceneBuilder:
> Someone from the SceneBuilder team can comment on the status of this.
> -- Kevin
> Philipp Dörfler 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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