3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 2:21 PM by jsmith RSS

    Production suite, what happened?

    971758
      So Oracle said that the JavaFX forums were a place to leave feedback. So I am doing just that.

      There used to be a Photoshop and Illustrator plugin to export to JavaFX back in version 1.3. But this stuff hasn't been updated since 2010 according to Oracle's website. Why was this discontinued?
      Don't get me wrong I like Scene builder and all that. But the tool set is completely different. Photoshop and Illustrator focus on design, where as Scene Builder focuses on placement. And I guess my next question is what would it take to convince Oracle to update this project to work with JavaFX 2.0+ ?


      (http://docs.oracle.com/javafx/1.3/reference/production-suite-install/index.html)
        • 1. Re: Production suite, what happened?
          MiPa
          Support for this plugin has been dropped by Oracle. If you want to import vector graphics from Illustrator you might go via SVG using this tool:
          http://tomsondev.bestsolution.at/2012/08/22/svg-to-fxml-converter-as-commandline-util/
          • 2. Re: Production suite, what happened?
            971758
            I understand it has been dropped, what I want to know is how we tell Oracle we want it supported again.
            • 3. Re: Production suite, what happened?
              jsmith
              what I want to know is how we tell Oracle we want it supported again.
              1. Post to the open-jfx mailing list
              http://openjdk.java.net/projects/openjfx/
              2. Post comments on fxexperience
              http://fxexperience.com/
              3. Raise feature requests
              http://javafx-jira.kenai.com
              4. Create a signed petition
              http://javafx.steveonjava.com
              5. Pay oracle money
              6. Donate an implementation
              7. Create a ridiculously oversubscribed forum post
              JavaOne 2012: JavaFX on iOS, Android and Windows 8 Metro???
              8. Provide detailed data on commercial projects requiring such features and show how Oracle can make money off of them

              In short you need to convince Oracle that it would be better off investing in the technology you need or desire instead of investing it's resources elsewhere.