Docs hosting for Java 11?

Mike Hearn mike at
Fri Aug 31 18:51:19 UTC 2018

Well, I'm not thinking about my needs here - I've already learned the
framework. I'm more wondering how people will learn and get the tools for
JavaFX development in future. Up until Java 11 you could at least go to a
single website, click on fairly obvious links, end up at the Java 8 docs
for JavaFX and start learning. Post Java 11 .... where do users go? A wiki
page? That seems rather hard to find.

Given the Oracle has graciously open sourced so much of the Oracle JDK for
OpenJDK, I wonder if there's any chance of the docs being open sourced too
so they can be reformatted, refreshed and put onto a new website by the
community? It seems a shame to let them bit-rot.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 19:21:56, Kevin Rushforth <
kevin.rushforth at> wrote:

> Ah, OK. As far as I know, the FX 8 non-API docs aren't going anywhere, but
> as you note they also aren't being updated.
> They are not under an open-source license. You would need to read the
> license to see what the terms of use are and whether that would meet your
> needs.
> -- Kevin
> On 8/31/2018 9:36 AM, Mike Hearn wrote:
> I was actually referring to all the docs that *aren't* JavaDocs, like the
> tutorials, the CSS reference, the getting started guides, interop guides
> etc.
> As far as I know they haven't been updated since Java 8, however the API
> is backwards compatible so they are still useful learning materials. I am
> also not sure if they're open source licensed though.
> It would be a huge pity and a big drag on adoption if the community had to
> effectively produce an all new set of non-API docs _from scratch_.

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