Text classes

Abossolo Foh Guy guy.abossolo.foh at scientificware.com
Sat Dec 16 10:47:46 UTC 2017


* Does it means you're interested to port swing/text package to JavaFX ?
If the case, I will integrate your community to participate.

* This debate is a true problematic,

** First, "Do it yourself" !
I recently posted a message about MathML support in JavaFX. MathML 
display is broken since 2015. This is the same response : if that's a 
priority for you, you can do it by yourself :
>    "If you are interested in seeing that this bug get fixed
>    sooner, then I might suggest that you consider contributing a fix 
> for
>    this bug youself."

** Secondly, how to participate in this project ?
Ok, but my experience was not the best in hacking OpenJDK by myself. 
Without several supplications and an active sponsoring of an Oracle 
Engineer my patch would have never be pushed in the OpenJDK. My reponse 
to Kevin message :

"I already contributed to openjdk specific bugs for the same reasons you 
give me. An issue in the swing/text package. My patch was posted in 2012 
and accepted in 2017 for JDK9. It hasn't been a great experience for me. 
I'm working on Math notation support in swing/text package.

And the day that I also try to work with JavaFx ... the MathML support 
is broken !

I'm really interested in seeing this bug fixed.
That's why, I first contacted F. Wang from Igalia who worked on MathML 
integration in WebKit because I thought that it was a WebKit issue. But 
he answered me that it's probably a bug in OpenJFX because in others 
WebKit based applications, all works fine. He suggested me to post a bug 
report. Thus I made a look to the bug database and discovered that it's 
an old issue. This issue doesn't disappear with the new WebKit version 
in JavaFX.
And now, I'm trying to contact Murali to know what I can expect in the 
future releases.
I would be happy and proud to fix this issue but there is no 
documentation about WebKit integration in OpenJFX.
I hope Murali will add a comment about he plans to look at this."

** Finaly, I don't know ...
Murali added his comment in the bug report last week : MathML support is 
not a priority. What I 'll have to do now ? No response !

I hope not offense anybody with my bad english. I'm a pretty 
constructive person.

Best regards.

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