With the recent release of JDK 8u60, a lot of people are reporting that ControlsFX no longer works. This is because private APIs that ControlsFX depends on changed in 8u60, and as such we have needed to update our library to deal with this. For those of you who are using JDK 8u60 and want to make use of ControlsFX, please use the latest 8.40.10-SNAPSHOT builds that are available on Sonatype.

ControlsFX 8.40.10 will be released in the next few months. There are a lot of pull requests to merge, and this release will probably be quite a feature-packed release, if the community contributions are anything to go by! Also, Eugene and I will be presenting about ControlsFX again at JavaOne this year, so if you are attending, be sure to come along and say hi!

More links – enjoy! :-)

See you next week.

A few nice links this week – enjoy :-)

That’s all folks – see you next week.

Good links this week – enjoy!

Catch you again next week.

So many links this week – enjoy :-)

That’ll do! Catch you all next week :-)

Wow, it’s been a really, really, long time since I last posted. This was because I was away on vacation (twice!), and in between those two vacations I had a lot of catching up to do. Now that things are settling down a little it is time to get these posts back up and running. I should start by saying that I’ve almost certainly missed a heap of news in the past few weeks, so apologies in advance for not hitting all the important topics – but hopefully most are covered. If I missed something you did, please email me with the link. With that said, lets get into it!

Phew! That’s that for another week! Catch you all again next week! :-)

Hi all. This is my last post until mid July, as I am away on vacation until then and won’t be able to keep current with all that is happening in the JavaFX world. Apologies, but I hope to see you all again in a months time! :-) Now, on with the links.

That’s all for this month. See you all sometime mid-to-late July when I get back home again! :-)

A quiet week this week, but some good releases and posts nonetheless. Enjoy!

  • ControlsFX 8.40.9 and 8.20.9 were released this week. This was a major bug fix release primarily, so it is encouraged that everyone that is using JavaFX 8u20 or later upgrade to these releases.
  • René Jahn has a post on custom comboboxes with JavaFX.
  • Griffon 2.3.0 has been released, with a number of JavaFX related improvements.
  • Dirk Lemmermann has posted another JavaFX tip, titled ‘Watch Your Skin‘.

Catch you all next week.

This release has been a long time in the making – I must apologise for the delays. However, today is the day that I am pleased to announce the availability of ControlsFX 8.40.9. This release is the first release to baseline on JavaFX 8u40, and brings with it hundreds of bug fixes and usability improvements. This release is not a major feature release, but don’t let that dissuade you from downloading and using in place of the previous releases. For those of you stuck on JavaFX 8u20, we’ve also released 8.20.9, but this will be the last ControlsFX release for JavaFX 8u20 – all future releases (for now) are baselined on 8u40.

The main champion of this release is Samir Hadzic. He has almost single-handidly brought this release to life, pushing hundreds of bug fixes, not just in his SpreadsheetView control, but across all of ControlsFX. So, from myself, Eugene, and the many thousands of developers and users of ControlsFX – a massive thank you to Samir! Other contributors to this release include (in no particular order): Dirk Lemmerman, Geoff Capper, Eugene Ryzhikov, Roger Terrell, Robert Lichtenberger, Anirvan Sarkar, Márcio Carneiro Rodrigues, Nicolai Parlog, Andreas Liebelt, Cole Markahm, Danno Ferrin, Jeff Plourde, Steffen Rachner, Jason Pollastrini, Lukasz Sliwinski, Ralf Schmitt, Thijs Walcarius, and James Denvir. On top of this is our excellent translation team, who translated this release into 23 languages. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed!

If you are unfamiliar with ControlsFX, you can get an overview of the main features. As always, you can download the latest release from controlsfx.org, as well as find the latest release and hourly snapshot builds on Maven Central.

A quiet week this one – and apologies for the day delay in posting this, public holidays (as yesterday was) are distracting!

That’s all folks – see you next week.