2011-11-03

JavaFX open-sourced as JFX

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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