8u40 is released

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Wed Mar 4 19:45:12 UTC 2015

Thanks, Johan!

-- Kevin

Johan Vos wrote:
> Oracle stated that they won't release new binaries for SceneBuilder, 
> but since the code is open-source and BSD licensed, third parties and 
> the Java Community in general can create binaries based on the 
> SceneBuilder sources.
> This is what we did at Gluon (http://gluonhq.com), and the result can 
> be downloaded at http://gluonhq.com/products/downloads/
> This download is based on the latest 8u40 source code in OpenJFX. It 
> includes the 8u40 Controls (e.g. Spinner, Dialogs).
> Hope this is helpful.
> - Johan
> 2015-03-04 16:31 GMT+01:00 Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net 
> <mailto:mike at plan99.net>>:
>     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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