8u40 is released

Tobias Bley tobi at ultramixer.com
Wed Mar 4 22:18:23 UTC 2015

In the past there were 2 bad signs from Oracle concerning JavaFX: end of support for JavaFX on RaspPi and SceneBuilder…

So does have JavaFX a future?


> Am 04.03.2015 um 23:14 schrieb Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net>:
> 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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