Welcome to yet another weeks worth of JavaFX links. I really hope you all enjoy and find something of interest 🙂
- JavaFX 2.2.3 is now available for download. Because the last number is odd, this means it is nothing more than a security release – there aren’t any bug fixes or new features for you to play with. The release notes are available, but they mostly just link to the October 2012 Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory.
- The JavaFX Ensemble application has re-appeared in the Mac App Store, where it bundles both Java and JavaFX into a single application. Even James Gosling thinks it is pretty cool.
- Jerome Cambon, a member of the JavaFX Scene Builder team, has blogged about integrating Scene Builder into Netbeans, Eclipse and IntelliJ.
- mihosoft (sorry, I don’t have a real name) has been blogging recently about a windowing system they’ve developed for JavaFX. There are now four blog posts on the topic with a lot of pictures and video, and the source code is available on github. This would make a great contribution to JFXtras!
- It appeared in August, but I don’t think I’ve mentioned before that Scott Hommel has released documentation on working with the JavaFX Canvas node that was included in JavaFX 2.2.
- Tom Eugelink has two blog posts this week. Firstly, he has a good post up about his Agenda control, and secondly he has a post up discussing his thoughts on the JavaFX layout APIs. I am so pleased someone is working on the Agenda control – this is something I’ve wanted to write in JavaFX for a long time but never had the time to do it. Regarding Tom’s layout thoughts – I’ve left a comment in there that people may be interested in.
- Danno Ferrin has blogged about starting a JavaFX Gradle plugin.
- One of the new features in JavaFX 8.0 is support for rich text rendering. You can see some samples on the JavaFX wiki.
- Angela Caicedo has posted links to some of her JavaOne session recordings.
- Jim Weaver has a blog discussing how he and Gerrit Grunwald will be presenting a three hour university session on JavaFX at Devoxx.
- Andres Almiray has been busy working on Griffon plugins for JavaFX.
- Laurent Nicolas has posted that his Radial Menu now supports touch events and is now a part of the JFXtras project.
Catch you all in a weeks time! 🙂
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Rich text rendering is the main additional features I’ve been waiting for. I wonder how Netbeans will look like if pimped by javafx! 😀
I wonder if this caters for rich text editing like a Styled Editor!
One important link of the week is the “JavaFX on iOS, Android and Metro” discussion on JavaFX forum: https://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=2448461&tstart=0