8u40 is released

Jonathan Giles jonathan.giles at oracle.com
Wed Mar 4 22:31:09 UTC 2015

I wish I could answer your concerns, but unfortunately asking business 
questions on a developer list, where the developers are always the last 
to know of plans, is probably not going to yield satisfactory results. 
In fact, because we have nothing to say you'll normally be met with 
silence, which in your mind might lead to your concerns being amplified :-)

The best I can say is two things we are actively working on JavaFX 8u60 
and 9. I personally don't know why decisions are made the way they are 
(with regards to Scene Builder builds or JavaFX on ARM) - it is what it 
is and my job is to just keep churning out the code, not make the 
business decisions.

-- Jonathan

On 5/03/2015 11:18 a.m., Tobias Bley wrote:
> 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?
> Tobi
>> 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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