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.

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