JavaFX features in JDK 9

Tom Eugelink tbee at
Sun Jun 28 08:06:36 UTC 2015

I have no direct knowledge of anything Oracle, but based on recent press releases Oracle has put "the cloud" up front and center. So I'm betting a lot of resources will go into that, and a lot of projects not in line with that goal will be reduced to maintenance mode. Personally I see the reduced effort in mobile as a sign of this, and possibly also this (maybe) underwhelming list. Big American multinationals have a tendency to be managed as an 'oil tanker' instead of a 'hive', so once the ship has been put on a certain course, everything will be focused on that. (This in no way is a fact or a judgement - I would not pretend to know how to run a multinational - it is merely a personal observation. I do think that, if my observation is correct, they're very late to the party.)


On 27-6-2015 22:12, Mike wrote:
> I thought you knew. Your spending a lot of time researching information
> about your upcoming blog post so I thought that was part of your common
> knowledge.
> On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 12:37 PM, Felix Bembrick <felix.bembrick at>
> wrote:
>> Why are you asking me?
>> On 28 June 2015 at 05:24, Mike <mikegps1 at> wrote:
>>> 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> wrote:
>>>> 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>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 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>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> I realise we are a long way off JDK 9 still and with crucial
>>>> features such
>>>>>>> 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 we
>>>>>>> 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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