I'm currently looking if I can get some robovm fork kickstarted. ( https://github.com/FlexoVM/flexovm/issues/4 ).
It's really a shame that for this one time Java has a real nice aot llvm compiler, MS kills it. Being able to compile Java (or any bytecode language) to a native, fast and small executable (especially for arm/embedded use which does not require an Oracle license) would be *really* cool. Let's see if we can continue to make this happen in one way or another. On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 7:20 PM, Felix Bembrick <felix.bembr...@gmail.com> wrote: > So what AOT will you be using now? The last RoboVM AOT or something else? > >> On 19 Apr 2016, at 03:15, Johan Vos <johan....@gluonhq.com> wrote: >> >> Indeed, this doesn't have any impact on JavaFX. >> The Gluon tools are currently using the RoboVM AOT 1.8, which was the last >> open-source version. >> >> RoboVM delivered a whole set of products, including an AOT, but also a >> system that provides some JNI functionality, a set of bindings that create >> Java classes that have a 1-1 mapping to native iOS classes, and a whole >> "Studio" allowing developers to create applications. >> >> Only the AOT is relevant to us. We don't use the bindings, as we happen to >> have a great set of UI classes: the JavaFX platform. We don't need the >> studio, as we directly provide plugins for NetBeans, IntelliJ and Eclipse. >> >> The idea of JavaFX is to deliver a cross-platform UI for all devices. RoboVM >> took a different approach, as they mainly promoted creating an iOS specific >> UI (using the Java bindings to the native iOS UI components) and an Android >> specific UI. >> >> We had different views on a cross-platform UI (JavaFX) versus a >> platform-specific UI, but here is no doubt the RoboVM team consist of great >> developers and it is a real pity and shame they won't be able to continue >> working on their product. >> >> But for JavaFX and Gluon, it doesn't make a difference. >> >> - Johan >> >> >>> On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 6:52 PM, Steve Hannah <st...@weblite.ca> wrote: >>> According to Gluon, they're not impacted by this. >>> https://twitter.com/GluonHQ/status/721784161728471041 >>> >>> >>> >>>> On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 9:36 AM, Felix Bembrick <felix.bembr...@gmail.com> >>>> wrote: >>>> I just read this article which states that RoboVM is effectively "shutting >>>> down". >>>> >>>> https://www.voxxed.com/blog/2016/04/robovm/ >>>> >>>> Given that they seem to be a critical part of the puzzle that is making >>>> JavaFX viable on mobile platforms, what does this actually mean for that >>>> goal? >>>> >>>> Is there an alternative technology or product that can fill this void? Or >>>> is the final nail in the coffin for JavaFX to ever be a truly viable cross >>>> platform technology? >>>> >>>> Thanks, >>>> >>>> Felix >>> >>> >>> >>> -- >>> Steve Hannah >>> Web Lite Solutions Corp. >>