A bunch of good links this week. Enjoy! 🙂
- Tom Schindl has been busy blogging about the new features of e(fx)clipse 1.0, including the ability to consume Non-OSGi-Artifacts from a maven repository, how he has improved the CSS editor to support JavaFX and third party libraries, the StyledText control, and of course he has blogged that e(fx)clipse 1.0 has now been released.
- Felipe Heidrich, a colleague of mine in the JavaFX team, presented this week on JavaFX text rendering, which I know is a hot-button topic for many people. You will be pleased to know that the video recording is now available online for you to watch.
- Niels Gundermann has updated his JavaFX 3D Editor project to version 9, which includes support for animations.
- I put out a new release of Scenic View for JavaFX 8.0 and above – this is likely to be the last (or second to last) developer preview, depending on the bug reports received. Please download it and give it a try.
- Tomas Mikula has put out a summary page that compares the three main JavaFX controls that are designed for code editing. It is great to see the community working on this, and it would be great to see some coming-together of the projects to perhaps consider working together, rather than duplicating effort. A rich text editor (rather than the existing HTMLEditor) is something that is planned for JavaFX 9, so having a community project that works towards this, with a view to integrating into OpenJFX in the future, would be hugely beneficial!
- Jens Deters continues to improve his MQTT.fx project, this week releasing version 0.0.6 which includes a bunch of nice new features.
- Rob Terp has posted an interesting blog, and video, on monitoring real-time commodity prices using JavaFX, NetBeans RCP, and Camel.
- Yakov Fain has a post about JavaFX event handling and property binding.
That’s all folks! Catch you next week 🙂
What is the rich text editor development track for JavaFX? Planning for 8u40 (https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/OpenJFX/8u40) mentions a RichTextEditor prototype for 8u40, but I don’t see how that relates (if at all) to the projects that Tomas summarizes.
John – I’m not entirely clear on what you’re asking, but generally the goal for JavaFX rich text editing is to provide a general purpose rich text editor for JavaFX 9. What Tomas is summarising is a more specialised version of a rich text editor, designed specifically for source code editing. It is possible that what is being done in the open source community could prove to be a foundation for an official JavaFX rich text editor.
Thanks Jonathan, that helps clarify the relationship between these projects.