Very cool! Triple bonus points for writing some design documentation :-)

Richard

On Jan 8, 2014, at 4:00 PM, Daniel Blaukopf <daniel.blauk...@oracle.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> A few of us in the JavaFX team have been trying over the holidays to put 
> together an embedded implementation of Glass that has minimal native code. 
> When developing the existing embedded Glass implementation, Lens, we had 
> noticed that there were a few problems were were running into again and again:
> - We were duplicating data structures between C and Java.
> - Logic was split between C and Java, making it hard to debug effectively.
> - In many cases we needed to make expensive JNI up-calls from C to Java.
> - Each additional platform we added support for increased the complexity of 
> the system and frequently required similar changes in Glass and Prism.
> - Any level of pluggability in C needs a lot of setup to do, both for the 
> platform porting layer (on which we did make some progress) and the ability 
> to use custom input handlers (on which we didn’t)
> 
> Monocle is an attempt to resolve these problems. It’s in a very basic state 
> right now, but it is enough to play with. There is a description of the 
> components and how to run up at 
> https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/OpenJFX/Monocle.
> 
> Monocle is currently buildable for all platforms, but on desktop platforms it 
> only works in headless mode. It can render on BeagleBoard xM, Freescale i.MX6 
> and in embedded emulation mode on Linux/x86.
> 
> Your feedback is welcome, on this alias and in JIRA.
> 
> Daniel

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