Aw: Chance of Backporting Gtk3 Support to JavaFX 8

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at
Wed Jun 6 09:12:17 UTC 2018


Yes. FXCanvas from JavaFX8 won't work anymore once SWT-Gtk2 is gone.

The discussion on this currently happens at [platform-dev] mailing list
- see - There's no
timeframe mentionned yet by the SWT-Team but sooner or later that will


On 06.06.18 11:03, Thorsten Fischer wrote:
> Hello Tom,
> does that mean that FXCanvas won't work with upcoming Eclipse versions
> and JavaFX8?
> Do you know in which timeframe/release that my occur? Is that issue
> discussed in the eclipse bugtracker somewhere? I couldn't find it by
> searching for "gtk4".
> Kind regards,
> Thorsten
> *Gesendet:* Mittwoch, 06. Juni 2018 um 10:20 Uhr
> *Von:* "Tom Schindl" <tom.schindl at>
> *An:* "openjfx-dev at Mailing" <openjfx-dev at>
> *Betreff:* Chance of Backporting Gtk3 Support to JavaFX 8
> Hi,
> Eclipse SWT developers are about to remove Gtk2-SWT port once they start
> developing towards support for Gtk4.
> This means there's no SWT-FX-Integration layer anymore for JavaFX8
> because it is linked to Gtk2.
> I know JavaFX-8 is not the new and shining thing because everyone wants
> to use modules and Java 11 but there are many applications who can not
> easily to Java 9+.
> Is there any chance the Gtk3 changes from JavaFX-9 get backported to
> JavaFX-8?
> Tom

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