Scenic View 8.6.0 Released

As with the recent ControlsFX update release, I’m happy to announce the release of Scenic View 8.6.0. This release brings compatibility with JavaFX 8u60. Let me know if you run into any further problems. You can download it from the main Scenic View page.

As with ControlsFX, I will also be presenting a BOF at JavaOne on Scenic View. If you are in the neighbourhood I hope you can come along and we can chat about the future of this very useful tool!

Announcing: Scenic View 8.0.0!

Announcing: Scenic View 8.0.0!

It’s been a really long time in the making, but I’m pleased to announce the final release of Scenic View 8.0.0. This release is the culmination of a huge amount of work, and whilst not perfect, is a good starting point for further discussion and refinement. The other big aspect of this release is the fact that Scenic View is now open source – yay! 🙂

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Given the large number of developer preview releases there should be no surprises as to what to expect in this release – it is just bug fixing at this point. However, now that 8.0.0 is out I hope that we can accelerate the development of the project by getting more people into the code base and helping to refine, improve, and simplify it. Please, take it for a spin and be sure to file bugs over at the new bug tracker.

Finally, here’s a sneak peak of what might be coming up in a future release of Scenic View:

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Go forth and download! I know the release isn’t wart-free, but I need your help to diagnose and resolve the issues. Thanks!

Scenic View 8.0.0 Developer Preview 6 now available

Following hot on the heels of the developer preview 5 release, I’ve decided to roll out another developer preview build of Scenic View. As always, the download links are on the main Scenic View page. This release has the following changes:

  • Support for JavaFX SubScene nodes.
  • Improved support for Linux machines.
  • Fixed support for running Scenic View as a startup agent.

I look forward to hearing how everyone gets on. As always, bug reports in comments please! Thanks.

Announcing Scenic View 8.0.0 Developer Preview 5

Announcing Scenic View 8.0.0 Developer Preview 5

It was one year and a week ago that I announced Scenic View developer preview 4. Today I am here to announce the availability of Scenic View 8.0.0 developer preview 5, which you can download from the usual location. This release consists of many bug fixes, and many UI tweaks. Please, take the time to download it and give me your feedback. To run it, simply open it from the command line using the following:

java -jar ScenicView.jar

If you’re unfamiliar with Scenic View, you should go to the (rather outdated) Scenic View website. Here’s a screenshot of the latest build on my machine:

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If you have any troubles, or any feedback at all, please leave it as a comment on this blog post. Thanks!

Announcing Scenic View 8.0.0 Developer Preview 4

Announcing Scenic View 8.0.0 Developer Preview 4

Just a really quick post about the availability of Scenic View 8.0.0 developer preview 4. This release is simply to get Scenic View working with the latest release developer preview builds of JavaFX 8.0.

For those unfamiliar with Scenic View, here’s a short blurb: Scenic View is a JavaFX application designed to make it simple to understand the current state of your application scenegraph, and to also easily manipulate properties of the scenegraph without having to keep editing your code. This lets you find bugs, and get things pixel perfect without having to do the compile-check-compile dance.

For those of you who like pictures more than text, here is a (really old) screenshot of Scenic View 1.2.0:

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As always, go and download, and leave feedback as a comment in this post! I know there are bugs, but you’re running developer preview code on top of developer preview code – what did you expect?! 🙂

Announcing Scenic View 8.0.0 Developer Preview 3

I’m very pleased to make available the third developer preview release of Scenic View 8.0.0. This release hopefully improves the Mac OS support which has been at times difficult to implement (simply due to the nature of what Scenic View needs to do under the hood). This release includes improvements from Danno Ferrin (in particular he redid the build system in gradle), and thanks must go to Danno, Gerrit Grunwald and Sven Reimers for offering to test and give feedback on Scenic View 8.0.0 builds on their respective machines. This has certainly helped to improve the reliability of Scenic View. Now I turn to the wider community to offer your feedback! Please leave comments in the comments section below with your findings (even reports that it works successfully are appreciated!).

Scenic View has been somewhat neglected recently as my focus has been on my day job (it’s keeping me rather busy), and on building out ControlsFX. My hope is to find time to bring Scenic View back up on JavaFX 8.0, but I’m relying on feedback from users about what is and is not working. If anyone has time to seriously contribute to development of Scenic View, I am also happy to work with you on it.

The Scenic View download is in its usual place, and because I get given grief if I don’t say what Scenic View is, here is the executive summary: Scenic View is a JavaFX application designed to make it simple to understand the current state of your application scenegraph, and to also easily manipulate properties of the scenegraph without having to keep editing your code. This lets you find bugs, and get things pixel perfect without having to do the compile-check-compile dance.

Thanks!