wzberger wrote:If you read though the topic, you'll find key posts that contradict the various points you've made in first part of your post. They're worth a read, might want to skim back a few pages and check them out.
I'm pretty sure that Oracle is aware of the issue and some of the managers/developers are also watching this thread.
Currently it's not quite clear why mobile support is missing - anyway, as long as there is no official statement it's speculation only. It could have technical reasons, legal reasons or maybe the effort to support current and future platforms/OS's. However, a completely different approach could be to compile JavaFX to HTML/JS/CSS code to support mobile and tablet devices - for desktop applications the developer should be able to create JVM compatible binaries and HTML/JS/CSS code. For me this would be a killer feature - don't take me wrong, but currently JavaFX is only another nice toolkit.
Richard Bair wrote:beyond "I'm a Java developer and I think it would be cool", but really money on the lineI know that's probably a question you have to ask, but I can't even begin to describe how frustrating it is for an independent developer like myself to see Oracle start every conversation by standing at the front of the room in a $4000 suit and screaming "show me the money!" That frustration is amplified when it comes to JavaFX, because I can see a platform that, for me, could influence the quality of my applications to the point where it could have an impact on how successful I can become as a developer, but there's nothing I can say or do to convince the people in charge that it's a worthy investment.
user8673745 wrote:I can squash that rumor real quick -- we spend millions (and millions) on FX every year for the salaries for over a 100 people who are working on FX, let alone equipment, travel, evangelism, etc. This is a big investment at Oracle behind FX.
I don't see Oracle spending a lot of money on JavaFX. Their current business model is to let someone else take the risk on new development and then cherry-pick the successes using their huge bucket of cash. It appears to me that our best bet on seeing a mobile version of JavaFX lies in someone like a Codename One taking the plunge and making JavaFX work. Open sourcing the code would be a good first step.
Richard Bair wrote:If you have to mention it explicitly, it just emphasize Oracle could be better at communicating on the health and status of JavaFX.
I can squash that rumor real quick -- we spend millions (and millions) on FX every year for the salaries for over a 100 people who are working on FX, let alone equipment, travel, evangelism, etc. This is a big investment at Oracle behind FX.