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From Lucan1d Beetle <luca...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: Batik and JavaFX?
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:37:14 GMT
Thanks Thomas.


Do you see Batik being viable long term without such a rewrite of GVT?  And although they
are not dead, Java2D will never be further enhanced and the same is true of Swing.  Oracle
has made it quite clear that JavaFX is the only GUI toolkit for Java that they will continue
to work on.


From: Thomas DeWeese [mailto:thomas.deweese@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:28 AM
To: batik-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
Subject: Re: Batik and JavaFX?


Batik is very deeply integrated with Java2D.  Moving to a new graphics library would require
rewriting most/all of the GVT package which would be a very large effort. I'm not aware of
anyone that is planning or is likely to do that.

Rewriting the Swing parts would be easy in comparison, although still non-trivial.



On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 6:11 AM, Lucan1d Beetle <lucan1d@hotmail.com <mailto:lucan1d@hotmail.com>
> wrote:

Can anyone comment on this?  I searched for any previous discussions on this topic and couldn’t
find any.  Surely such a consideration has to be made for the long-term plans for Batik?


From: Lucan1d Beetle [mailto:lucan1d@hotmail.com <mailto:lucan1d@hotmail.com> ] 
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 9:27 PM
To: batik-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org <mailto:batik-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org> 
Subject: Batik and JavaFX?


Apologies if this has been asked before…


Now that Swing/Java2D has been “deprecated” (at least in the sense that no further development
or bug fixes will be applied) and that JavaFX has been officially endorsed by Oracle as the
way forward for Java-based UI development, are there any plans to implement the rendering
engine of Batik in JavaFX?


For those that are not aware, JavaFX is currently at the version 2.x release and JavaFX 8
will be released as part of Java 8 in early 2014.  It is hardware-accelerated and actually
performs very well.  It has several capabilities not found in either Swing or Java2D and is
well worth a look.


I am thinking that a “SVG control” could easily be added to JavaFX which would permit
the embedding of the millions of existing SVG files as nodes in a JavaFX scene graph.  Awesome!






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