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JavaFX open-sourced as JFX

11.04.2011
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This is big news. Quoting an email from the OpenJDK mailing list [via Developpez.com]:

As announced at JavaOne we (Oracle) would love to contribute JavaFX into OpenJDK as a new project called "JFX".

The email also enumerates the feature highlights of JavaFX:

  • Core libraries such as observable collections and binding
  • Scene graph, effects, graphics
  • CSS support for JavaFX
  • Media
  • WebView
  • Prism (hardware accelerated graphics, including openGL and D3D and java2D implementations)
  • Glass (windowing system, base porting layer, including mac, linux, and windows implementations)
  • UI Controls and Charts

JFX being open source will revitalize desktop Java. It completely overhauls Java’s UI layers.
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Red Stun replied on Fri, 2011/11/04 - 10:49am

wow, does this mean Swing would be dead and Java desktop apps would be more 'native'?

Christophe Hunt... replied on Sat, 2011/11/05 - 5:11am in response to: Red Stun

no, that means JFX will become the Swing2 official API, better architectured, and more powerful.

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