How will resolution independence be handled in jdk8?

Scott Palmer swpalmer at
Tue Apr 30 04:19:42 PDT 2013

On 2013-04-30, at 2:58 AM, Hendrik Schreiber <hs at> wrote:

> On Apr 30, 2013, at 2:09 AM, Scott Palmer wrote:
>> Keep in mind that all this effort to support Swing JButton images or
>> whatever is really only going to be useful for backward compatiblity with
>> Swing.  All of the development effort at Oracle appears to be targeting
>> JavaFX. Therefore if a solution requires API changes to Swing, it is mostly
>> a waste of time.  JavaFX is the way forward and that is where the
>> development effort will be concentrated.
>> As far as I can tell, Swing is in maintenance mode... I doubt any
>> new development will happen in Swing with the exception of security issues
>> and bug fixes.
> Providing multi-resolution images and a Graphics2D that honors them is actually not very Swing specific. It's AWT.
> JButton is just an example..
> -hendrik

AWT isn't used by JavaFX either.  I'm not suggesting the issue of resolution dependence doesn't need to be addressed. I'm just pointing out that it is far more likely to get addressed in JavaFX APIs.


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