Janos Jarecsni wrote:The existence of 10 pages in this thread basically repeating this same question over and over in itself answers it, no?
Is there anything happening at all, besides Oracle being indecisive, sending out confusing messages? If not, I think there's really no point in wasting more time on JavaFX.
alabala_kiril wrote:Depends on what you want to do. Its not black and white.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but no serious enterprise will invest in a technology that is not running on iOS, Android, Windows 8.
Although, porting JavaFX is a surmountable task and (probably) the community can do it, no customer is going to rely on a technology that is not officially supported by Oracle.Sorry, but as soon as you install an enterprise application server you're already using about 50-100 different technologies, most of them open source and not backed in any way by Oracle. Even when you use Oracle's own application servers that is still partially true.
Oracle knows that best, being an enterprise specialist!
So, talking about a community port is great, but that just does not make sense if Oracle is not backing it up!
*it was the potential of JFX combined with Oracle pushing to realize that potential was what sold JFX to me despite its rawness*
alabala_kiril wrote:On that we can agree. But I don't relate that at all to it being any kind of management decision. Its just common sense to be applied by developers.
I can't rely on a technology that nobody is responsible of
alabala_kiril wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but no serious enterprise will invest in a technology that is not running on iOS, Android, Windows 8.I'm using iOS as an example again, but it's the same for all closed platforms.
Janos Jarecsni wrote:I repeat: you don't know that. You can only say that because you are looking at what is happening right now. You're not talking about your future, you're talking about your present situation.
Personally I had to decide investing in HTML5 (besides iOS :) to make sure I have a future. I am very sad about this, I would have preferred JavaFX...