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.