On Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:27:53 +0100, Kevin Rushforth <kevin.rushfo...@oracle.com> wrote:

Unlikely without help from the community, given that FX itself is no longer supported on linux-arm. We currently have no plan to add such support.

Quite annoying stuff. BTW, I've just read http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=97367

It's quite curious. I've just ordered a Raspberry Pi 2 and was planning about writing a media center prototype with some ideas in mind. In the past years I did lots of stuff with imaging and media, and was with Swing. I struggled with tons of incomplete features in the imaging and movie APIs, lots of additional libraries in order to have a decent modern UI (with animations and such), because Java didn't offer them out of the box. In the end I quit because it was frustrating to always be forced to fix something at the basics level. I mean, I just wanted to focus on the application. Now, fast forward some years and we have that Java FX, with bells and whistles. I supposed I could at last enjoy writing an app on the RPI without worrying about missing, incomplete, partially unsupported stuff, but I was wrong. It seems that no matter Sun or Oracle, there's a sort of curse preventing the Java ecosystem to fully work on the reference rich UI hardware.

Sorry for the rant, nothing against people of course, but that's just my feelings at the moment.

Fabrizio Giudici - Java Architect @ Tidalwave s.a.s.
"We make Java work. Everywhere."
http://tidalwave.it/fabrizio/blog - fabrizio.giud...@tidalwave.it

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