Docs hosting for Java 11?

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Fri Aug 31 18:58:31 UTC 2018

I can at least ask whether this would be possible.

-- Kevin

On 8/31/2018 11:51 AM, Mike Hearn wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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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