ValidatorFX announcement

Robert Lichtenberger r.lichtenberger at
Thu Jan 16 16:32:21 UTC 2020

No offence taken and I can fully understand any doubts you have JFX. To
label it (and any C++ GUI toolkit) unproductive however seems exaggerated
to me. After all, we've been using JavaFX in production (medical software)
for years now (using Java 8 and Java 11+ ...).
JavaFX is (and should be) a GUI Toolkit. Together with a JDK it can be used
to produce quite nice looking applications that will run on many platforms
and are not distinguishable from "native" binaries, which (from a UX
experience) seems to me far better than executable .jar - Files.

If you have a .jar File you wish to execute, I suggest you continue using
Java / JavaFX 8. You may try running it with a brand new Liberica JDK ( which still contains JavaFX within the JDK although
the common consensus is that JavaFX should these days really be separated
from the JDK.

If you are in control of the source code of this piece of software I
suggest you take the leap and port it to Java 11+. I've done that with our


Am Do., 16. Jan. 2020 um 16:17 Uhr schrieb Amn Ojee Uw <amnojeeuw at

> Look no offence, but I am having doubts about JFX because, for some
> reason, the 'executable jar' files are no longer executables, no irony
> intended. Worst part of it all is that no answer to the proble can be
> found; the only answers I have found are rhetorical answers such as *have
> you read this or that web page?*
> I hope someone is able to fix this issue and post it on the internet; in
> the mean time JFX is just like any C++ GUI toolkit, something very good but
> unproductive.
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 8:16 AM Robert Lichtenberger, <
> r.lichtenberger at> wrote:
>> Hello FX-world :-)
>> following up on some interesting discussions at the JFX Days in Zürich
>> last
>> december, I've finally managed to extract the (closed source) form
>> validation library into an open source project.
>> ValidatorFX can be found under:
>> I am looking forward to your feedback,
>> Robert Lichtenberger

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