Future of JavaFX

Casall, Alexander alexander.casall at saxsys.de
Mon Nov 30 22:54:34 UTC 2015

Don, thanks for your important contribution to this thread.

What exactly means oracle continues to develop on fx? What is the roadmap?

If I check the mercurial archives there are 10-12 people working constantly on FX in this year. The most work was done by a few of them. I'm not sure whether this is enought to move FX forward to engage more and more adopters.

The core question is, are there any plans to put more ressources on fx?

- Alex

From: Donald Smith
Sent: 30.11.15, 17:35
To: openjfx-dev at openjdk.java.net Mailing
Subject: Re: Future of JavaFX
Oracle is still committed to JavaFX and it will still be around for a while.

As of 7u6 we bundled JavaFX with the Oracle JDK, we've open sourced 100%
of the code, we continue developing for it, etc.  I understand that
while there is both Swing and JavaFX available that people will continue
to question the existence of each -- so be it.  Each has it's own niches
and benefits and our strategy, as it has been for years now, is to
continue with each.

  - Don

On 30/11/2015 11:13 AM, Dirk @ Google wrote:
> 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 (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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