Future of JavaFX

Tomas Mikula tomas.mikula at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 17:20:44 UTC 2015

The same blog post of Shay says that "Oracle never discontinues products."
At least not officially. So there you have that.

Given that the biggest achievement of JavaFX 9 will be if old things keep
working in JDK 9, I wouldn't expect any new exciting JavaFX developments
coming from Oracle.

On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 11:13 AM, Dirk @ Google <dlemmermann at gmail.com>

> Hi there,
> there has been quite a shake-up in the JavaFX community last week when
> Shay Almog (Codename One) first responded to a blog of mine (
> dlemmermann.wordpress.com) with a lot of negative comments regarding
> JavaFX and its future. He then followed up with a long blog asking the
> question „Should Oracle Spring-Clean JavaFX“ (
> https://www.codenameone.com/blog/should-oracle-spring-clean-javafx.html <
> https://www.codenameone.com/blog/should-oracle-spring-clean-javafx.html>).
> I do understand that it is often a good strategy to not comment on stuff
> like this because commenting would just draw attention to it, but we have
> now reached the point where potential customers are questioning the
> sustainability of a JavaFX-based solution. They are now wondering if JavaFX
> will still be around in a few years. In my specific case the customer
> demands an answer from me and my partners within the next week, and if not
> convincing they will go with something / someone else. We will loose a
> contract worth around one million dollars because of one blog written by
> Shay with no follow-up from Oracle.
> What is needed is an official statement from Oracle / Oracle employees /
> JavaFX development team, saying that Oracle is still committed to JavaFX
> and that it will still be around for a while. Can somebody please do that?
> Dirk

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