8u40 is released

Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Wed Mar 4 22:14:17 UTC 2015

That's great Johan, but ...... what does this mean, exactly? Is SB
effectively dead at this point? Short of some horrifically convoluted
corporate politics I can't understand why Oracle would develop an
application but not provide downloads of it. Does this mean SB won't be
upgraded past 8u40?

I mean - I don't think it's unreasonable of me to be surprised by this, and
I thought I followed JFX development pretty closely. What's the story here?

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 11:39 AM, Johan Vos <johan at lodgon.com> 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>:
>> 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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