FX Experience Has Gone Read-Only

I've been maintaining FX Experience for a really long time now, and I love hearing from people who enjoy my weekly links roundup. One thing I've noticed recently is that maintaining two sites (FX Experience and JonathanGiles.net) takes more time than ideal, and splits the audience up. Therefore, FX Experience will become read-only for new blog posts, but weekly posts will continue to be published on JonathanGiles.net. If you follow @FXExperience on Twitter, I suggest you also follow @JonathanGiles. This is not the end - just a consolidation of my online presence to make my life a little easier!

tl;dr: Follow me on Twitter and check for the latest news on JonathanGiles.net.

A very brief blog post to mention that just now the OpenJFX website and the openjfx-dev mailing list both appeared online. I’d recommend everyone interested in OpenJFX developments sign up for the mailing list.

Sometime soon the source code for UI Controls will appear in the mercurial repo. UI Controls are the first part of JavaFX to be open sourced, followed by the rest of the toolkit over the coming months. All development being done on UI controls will appear in this repo, as it happens. The source code that will appear shortly is based on the 2.1 release of JavaFX. This means that soon you will be able to build development snapshots of OpenJFX as it progresses towards each official release. This is exciting for me as it gives you early access to our APIs, allowing you to give us feedback (via our Jira tracker), which in turn allows for us to improve the API before it is released (and set in stone).

It is exciting times – I hope you all get involved! We have much more to discuss, but that can wait for another day.