Enhancements for JavaFX 18

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Tue Sep 7 23:10:21 UTC 2021

I'm on board with this, and agree that this would be a good one to move 

-- Kevin

On 9/7/2021 3:49 PM, John Neffenger wrote:
> On 8/19/21 1:27 PM, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
>> Those enhancements that have reached general consensus, are far 
>> enough along in the process that we have a good idea how much they 
>> will "cost", and have a willing contributor and sponsor (for 
>> contributors who are not Committers), are more likely to make JavaFX 18.
> I'd like to make a pitch for integrating the reproducible build support:
> 8264449: Enable reproducible builds with SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH
> https://github.com/openjdk/jfx/pull/446
> It's not as glamorous as the user interface changes that have been 
> suggested. I think the change is inevitable, though, so it would be 
> great to have it integrated while I can still remember what I did. 
> I've tested it in two separate rounds of tests on all three platforms, 
> and it has been approved by two reviewers.
> The JDK is also doing this work, driven mostly by Magnus Ihse Bursie 
> at Oracle in the OpenJDK Build Infrastructure Group. He calls it "a 
> low-effort, background-style project to make the build of OpenJDK 
> itself building reproducible."
> For the original motivation, see the following closed pull request 
> that is now included in the one linked above:
> 8238650: Allow to override buildDate with SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH
> https://github.com/openjdk/jfx/pull/422
> Thanks,
> John

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