Hi all! Just a quick post to say that Ander and I have been really, really, really busy working on Scenic View 1.1, and whilst it isn’t finished yet (we’re still working out the last bugs), we wanted to get a build out to you folks to test with (and provide us with valid feedback). So, right now we’re making available Scenic View 1.1 beta 6. This release is an almost total rewrite of Scenic View, and I will dive more into exactly what has changed in a future blog post. For now, we are really wanting to hear how it works for you. Leave comments on this post to let us know what OS you’re using.

So, go here, download the 1.1 b6 file, and run it. To run Scenic View 1.1 b6 you have a few options, as opposed to 1.0.1 and earlier releases where we only supported the ScenicView.show(scene) method. The one I really want you to test now is the new standalone application feature. Simply double-click on the ScenicView.jar file, and it should start up. Depending on your system, it may ask you to provide paths to two jar files on your system.

Some important points to remember:

  • The standalone Scenic View will auto-discover running JavaFX applications on your machine, so simply start Scenic View and your preferred JavaFX application, and it’ll automatically appear in Scenic View.
  • We are aware of issues on Mac OS – we do some quite complex VM stuff, and it seems it is a little different on each OS.
  • To find the tools.jar file on your system (we try to auto-find it but we can’t always), browse inside the lib folder within your JDK installation (not your JRE installation).

We really look forward to your feedback!