JavaFX features in JDK 9
mikegps1 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 19:24:34 UTC 2015
Felix how many full time Engineers does Oracle have on Javafx and Java? How
does this break up? How many open source contributors are Committing often?
On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Felix Bembrick <felix.bembrick at gmail.com>
> Thanks Kevin but I am left a little underwhelmed by this tiny list. It
> seems that JavaFX is perhaps the slowest evolving technology in history in
> many respects which is very disappointing.
> > On 28 Jun 2015, at 01:07, Kevin Rushforth <kevin.rushforth at oracle.com>
> > Hi Felix,
> > Sorry for the delay. Most of us were still pretty focused on 8u60, but
> we are turning our attention to JDK 9 now.
> > The focus for JDK 9 is Jigsaw. The currently planned big features (JEPs)
> for FX in JDK 9 are these:
> > JEP 253: Prepare JavaFX UI Controls & CSS APIs for Modularization
> > JEP 257: Update JavaFX/Media to Newer Version of GStreamer
> > Related to Jigasw, we intend to look into new API for heavily used
> internal methods / classes since they will no longer be accessible
> otherwise. We also plan to update WebKit at least one more time, and will
> likely do a few RFEs such as better Hi-DPI support (with API control) on
> Mac, Windows, Linux.
> > We don't currently plan any other big features for 9, but will consider
> additional RFEs if they are important to enough developers and if they fit
> into the time frame.
> > -- Kevin
> > Felix Bembrick wrote:
> >> Anyone got anything or is there a link somewhere that talks about these?
> >> On 15 June 2015 at 22:00, Felix Bembrick <felix.bembrick at gmail.com>
> >>> I realise we are a long way off JDK 9 still and with crucial features
> >>> as Jigsaw still a little up in the air but is it possible someone could
> >>> itemise the most likely new features, enhancements and bug fixes that
> >>> will see in JavaFX when JDK 9 is released?
> >>> Of course it's purely speculation at this point but it would assist me
> >>> greatly to have some of idea of where JavaFX is heading and which
> areas are
> >>> seen as most important.
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Felix
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