JavaFX website

Johan Vos johan.vos at
Tue Sep 4 07:01:59 UTC 2018

It has been mentioned a number of times that JavaFX would benefit from a
JavaFX website.
I see a number of options that fall in the category website:

1. A set of pages with details on what OpenJFX is, how to build, where to
download and get release notes, how to contribute, roadmap,... That is what
I believe can perfectly be done in the OpenJFX wiki. It can be the
reference manual

2. A set of pages targeting new and existing JavaFX developers, with a
focus on where to download, how to get started (maven/gradle/IDE's), where
to get docs/tutorials and probably with some links to third party libraries
(free/commercial). This is sort of the user manual.

3. A highly interactive community site, gathering tweets/blog posts etc,
more or less similar to what James Weaver and Gerrit Grunwald did years ago.

For 1: I think this is up to us (OpenJFX committers) to maintain and
improve. It will also benefit the people here.

For 2: This is the most important thing, I believe. It would be great if a
number of people from this list step up to organize this. It can be a
static website, a github page, or anything else. I don't think this
strictly belongs under OpenJFX (which I consider to be the technical
development umbrella) but it's extremely important to have.
I think this is a perfect opportunity for people and companies who want to
get more active in JavaFX to get involved in.

For 3: That would be nice, but I think it's too ambitious for now. I would
be happy with a static, simple, clear website.

- Johan

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