Archives for category: Scenic View

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!

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.

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If you’re unfamiliar with Scenic View, you should go to the (rather outdated) Scenic View website.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!

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?! :-)

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!

Today I’m pleased to make available an updated Scenic View 8.0.0 release (that is, the version of Scenic View targeted at JavaFX 8.x). This release is mainly to keep Scenic View working with the latest JavaFX 8.0 APIs. In addition a number of bugs have been resolved to make Scenic View slightly more usable (but there is still a lot broken and / or disabled). If you are still having trouble getting Scenic View to start and find any JavaFX applications please leave a comment and help me out – the next developer preview release is intended to focus on improving this aspect of Scenic View (I have built all the scaffolding to improve things but not yet implemented much of it).

For those unfamiliar with Scenic View, it can best be described thusly: 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.

As always, further information and download links can be found on the Scenic View page.

The development of JavaFX 8.0 has been ongoing for quite some time now, but for the most part the twists and turns of both public and private API changes has come to an end. Whilst these APIs have been changing I have been trying my best to keep Scenic View working (although it hasn’t always been easy due to the reliance on private API – yeah, I know, *tsk* *tsk* :-) ). Now that JavaFX API is relatively stable I feel confident in releasing a first developer preview build of Scenic View 8.0.0. I must note that this is very, very beta quality and needs a lot of polishing to be ready for real production use, however it should (hopefully) still meet your needs as well to a same degree as earlier versions. Many of my colleagues inside the JavaFX team at Oracle have been successfully using builds internally, and I have had untold hours of my life saved by this first developer preview build.

If you feel like trying out Scenic View 8.0.0 developer preview 1, please go to the usual download location and download it. If you run into issues please leave comments on this blog post and I’ll try my best to rapidly iterate the developer preview builds to at least reach a stable and functional release (if somewhat lacking in new features). Please note that Scenic View 8.0.0 will only run on JavaFX 8.0, so do not bother upgrading to it if you are still developing on JavaFX 2.x (if you are, stick with the latest release – 1.3.0).

Enjoy, and thanks for testing! :-)

After a little over a month since the release of Scenic View 1.2.0, Ander Ruiz and I are back with the news that Scenic View 1.3.0 is available for immediate download! This release brings with it a number of bug fixes, major performance improvements, much improved CSS support, Mac OS X native menubar integration, an update checker, and an early preview of the animation tracer feature. I highly recommend that all users of Scenic View download this latest version and take it for a spin – hopefully you’ll like what you see. As always the help page has been updated to include the details of the new release Enjoy :-)

It is with great pride that Ander Ruiz and I announce the release of Scenic View 1.2.0. This release includes a bunch of new features, most notable of which are support for event monitoring, javadoc browsing, contextual menus (to minimise UI clutter), support for copying details to the system clipboard, and a bunch of bug fixes (particularly around tools.jar / attach.dll requirements). As always, the download can be grabbed from here, and you can read the help documentation to learn about all the features.

Enjoy! :-)

Scenic View 1.1.1 is a quick bug fix release following hot on the heels of Scenic View 1.1.0. This release improves the internal debugging ability of Scenic View so that we’re better able to help you when you can’t run Scenic View! Hopefully you’ll do us the courtesy of downloading this version before you file any bug reports with us (via FX Experience comments).

As always, the download is available from the Scenic View page.

This has been a public service announcement, brought to you by the letters S and V, with a big dollop of F and X.