Docs hosting for Java 11?

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at
Fri Aug 31 21:41:28 UTC 2018

Well historically I think that some of those document fxml/css have been
released under BSD. I know that because I needed that to ship e(fx)clipse.



On 31.08.18 20:58, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
> 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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