[announce] CodeAreaFX: text area with styled ranges of text

Tomas Mikula tomas.mikula at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 04:48:11 PDT 2013

On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Danno Ferrin <danno.ferrin at shemnon.com> wrote:
> That. Is. Awesome.
> I don't mean to dissuade you from your code donation, but I feel there may
> be more value in keeping this as a separate third party control.  The
> biggest reason is that once it is in the core it will be released in the
> same schedule as the JDK, with no options to do it on it's own schedule.  A
> secondary a rich third party control ecosystem is viewed as a sign of
> maturity, and this control in the third party realm would go a long way to
> growing that perception.
> Perhaps ControlsFX or JFXtras would be interested if you don't want to
> manage the release and promotion cycles yourself.

Thanks, Danno, for your input.

There might be a licensing problem. Both ControlsFX and JFXtras use
the New BSD license, while in my code there are pieces based on the
OpenJFX code, so I guess I'm stuck with GPLv2 with Classpath


> On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 7:48 AM, Tomas Mikula <tomas.mikula at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I implemented a text control that supports assigning style classes to
>> portions of text. It is meant to be used for syntax highlighting.
>> https://github.com/TomasMikula/CodeAreaFX
>> The code is based on the original TextArea code. This implies the
>> license to be GPLv2 with the Classpath Exception. I would be happy to
>> contribute it back to the OpenJFX project.
>> The idea of using a ListView of TextFlows is borrowed from Tom
>> Schindl's StyledTextArea
>> (http://fxexperience.com/2013/02/interview-with-tom-schindl-2/).
>> Check out the demos and the APIs. Feedback really appreciated. Any
>> help with the issues
>> (https://github.com/TomasMikula/CodeAreaFX/wiki/Known-Issues) would be
>> awesome.
>> Best,
>> Tomas

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