JavaFX open-sourced as JFX
This is big news. Quoting an email from the OpenJDK mailing list [via Developpez.com]:
As announced at JavaOne we (Oracle) would love to contribute JavaFX into OpenJDK as a new project called "JFX".
The email also enumerates the feature highlights of JavaFX:
- Core libraries such as observable collections and binding
- Scene graph, effects, graphics
- CSS support for JavaFX
- Prism (hardware accelerated graphics, including openGL and D3D and java2D implementations)
- Glass (windowing system, base porting layer, including mac, linux, and windows implementations)
- UI Controls and Charts
JFX being open source will revitalize desktop Java. It completely overhauls Java’s UI layers.