8u40 is released

Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Wed Mar 4 15:31:12 UTC 2015

Hi Kevin,

Scene Builder source code is available in the OpenJFX repo under the BSD
> license, but separate binaries are no longer being released as of 8u40.

I'm a bit confused what this means.

People who want to use Scene Builder are expected to compile it themselves
from now on? Does that really make sense? Presumably the idea here is that
SB will be integrated into IDEs and will no longer have any purpose as a
standalone app, but I'm not sure we're ready to go there yet - the last
time I tried the SB integration into IntelliJ it was extremely basic and
far below the experience of the dedicated app.

As just one example, UI design benefits a lot from maximal screen space.
IDE embeddings often don't provide that.

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