Docs hosting for Java 11?

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Fri Aug 31 21:58:40 UTC 2018

Right. One thing to also note is that the CSS ref and FXML ref are part 
of the API docs and are maintained. It's the tutorials that aren't.

-- Kevin

On 8/31/2018 2:41 PM, Tom Schindl wrote:
> 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.
> See
> Tom
> 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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