Future of JavaFX

Dirk @ Google dlemmermann at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 16:13:10 UTC 2015

Hi there,

there has been quite a shake-up in the JavaFX community last week when Shay Almog (Codename One) first responded to a blog of mine (dlemmermann.wordpress.com) with a lot of negative comments regarding JavaFX and its future. He then followed up with a long blog asking the question „Should Oracle Spring-Clean JavaFX“ (https://www.codenameone.com/blog/should-oracle-spring-clean-javafx.html <https://www.codenameone.com/blog/should-oracle-spring-clean-javafx.html>). 

I do understand that it is often a good strategy to not comment on stuff like this because commenting would just draw attention to it, but we have now reached the point where potential customers are questioning the sustainability of a JavaFX-based solution. They are now wondering if JavaFX will still be around in a few years. In my specific case the customer demands an answer from me and my partners within the next week, and if not convincing they will go with something / someone else. We will loose a contract worth around one million dollars because of one blog written by Shay with no follow-up from Oracle.

What is needed is an official statement from Oracle / Oracle employees / JavaFX development team, saying that Oracle is still committed to JavaFX and that it will still be around for a while. Can somebody please do that?


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