Source code for JavaFX UI controls now available on openjfx

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Fri Dec 2 14:56:36 PST 2011

Great! And with that the doors are open for business :-)

We're happy for all sorts of patches, from performance to documentation to bug fixes to general cleanup. You'll want to post such things to this list for now, while we expect there to be a controls specific list setup sometime soonish.

The following query exposes the list of bugs and features for UI controls presently targeted at 2.1. Of course if you have bugs you want to fix that are not in this list, you can certainly head for those as well.

Probably it is easiest to start in on something minor to get your feet wet (and ours too) in the whole process.

You can see the OpenJDK rules and bylaws ( Basically, we ask people to initially contribute patches, and after some number of non-trivial patches, if you're interested, we can call a vote to give you commit privileges. As a rule of thumb this takes about 3 months -- our desire is to hand commit rights out only to those who have shown a strong commitment to the project. Along these lines, we have not given commit rights to all of our own developers either, only those who have similarly been actively involved in committing code into JavaFX.

Let's get started!


On Dec 2, 2011, at 2:42 PM, Kevin Rushforth wrote:

> The Mercurial repositories are now populated with the source code for the JavaFX UI Controls. You can clone the repository at:
> hg clone
> Enjoy!
> -- 
> Kevin Rushforth
> JavaFX Team

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