JavaFX website

Michael Ennen mike.ennen at
Tue Sep 4 07:16:52 UTC 2018


I just wanted to remind you (and everyone) that Github offers a Wiki feature
so we have a nice way to house at least some documentation (probably mostly
related to actually working on OpenJFX itself) already.

I think 3.) is somewhat pie-in-the-sky and it is my humble opinion that time
would be better spent documenting for other prospective developer's how
we (the contributors) actually work on JavaFX. How do we set up IDEs,
configure build systems, debug native code, etc. etc.

I am trying to make setting up a local dev environment as painless
as possible on Windows for working on JavaFX and there is a tie-in
to that effort with having Appveyor scripts that share the same build/setup
logic. I have made some progress thereof, I want to make more.

Michael Ennen

On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 12:02 AM Johan Vos <johan.vos at> wrote:

> 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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