JavaFX features in JDK 9

Michał Zegan webczat_200 at
Mon Jun 29 20:45:02 UTC 2015

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Does it mean platform support for linux won't be implemented now, or
at all?
I usually use windows, but still depend on that support because I
sometimes use linux, so I am interested about that.

W dniu 2015-06-29 o 22:40, Kevin Rushforth pisze:
> There is public API in 8u40 to support accessibility. Applications
> using standard JavaFX controls can, for example, use the
> accessibleText property to define the text that the screen reader
> will speak or the accessibleHelp property to provide a more
> detailed description. These properties have reasonable defaults,
> but can be overridden by applications. Additionally, if you use the
> "labelFor" property to point to a Control that the Label is
> associated with, the accessibility framework will use that when the
> screen reader is active.
> Custom controls can override the queryAccessibleAttribute, 
> executeAccessibleAction, and notifyAccessibleAttributeChanged
> methods.
> As for platform support, we currently support Windows and Mac
> platforms. We have no plan to make FX accessible on Linux .
> -- Kevin
> Michał Zegan wrote: I saw it, and it seems promising, but: first,
> there is probably, or I heard it wrong? no public api for making
> accessibility related stuff... Also, I believe there is no linux
> accessibility bridge as opposed to windows and mac. And I do not
> know if I am wrong, or when this is going to be implemented.
> W dniu 2015-06-29 o 20:30, Kevin Rushforth pisze:
>>>> JavaFX accessibility is already implemented and was delivered
>>>> in JDK 8u40.
>>>> -- Kevin
>>>> Michał Zegan wrote: What about accessibility work? Work on it
>>>> has been started, but not sure if it is still targetted for
>>>> 9.
>>>> W dniu 2015-06-27 o 20:16, Mike pisze:
>>>>>>> a lot of FULL blown Webrtc support and building
>>>>>>> something in Javafx (like Scene Builder) that Proves
>>>>>>> Webrtc support would be awesome. Ditto to Webgl
>>>>>>> support.
>>>>>>> On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 8:07 AM, 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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