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From Thomas DeWeese <thomas.dewe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Batik and JavaFX?
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:03:09 GMT
Doesn't matter, until you find someone planning or likely to rewrite GVT to
use JavaFX. I imagine Oracle will discover that this is true of many tools
that many developers depend on.


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 4:37 AM, Lucan1d Beetle <lucan1d@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Thomas.****
>
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>
> 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.****
>
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>
> *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?****
>
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>
> 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.****
>
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> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 6:11 AM, Lucan1d Beetle <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]
> *Sent:* Monday, September 30, 2013 9:27 PM
> *To:* 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!****
>
>  ****
>
> Cheers,****
>
>  ****
>
> -jct****
>
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>

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