8u40 is released / SB

Benjamin Gudehus hastebrot at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 08:47:05 UTC 2015

Hi Tom! As a programmer I use SB for prototyping. I think the problem is,
that designers really need a visual UI and CSS editor.

Upcoming web-standards like Web Components and frameworks like Google
Polymer really shine, when it comes to connection between programmers and


On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 9:19 AM, Tom Eugelink <tbee at tbee.org> wrote:

> My two cents would be that maintaining a UI builder is an awful lot of
> work, while I expect that a lot of programmers won't be using SB because it
> always has limitations. Either with complex layouts or custom controls.
> "Real" programmers probably use FXML directly or even just code it in Java.
> So the "return on investment" probably is fairly low and thus the resources
> can be much better spent on the core. IMHO.
> On 5-3-2015 02:34, Mike Hearn wrote:
>> I agree that SB is probably something that can be well maintained by the
>> community at this point, especially with commercial backing from Gluon

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