New Release

Further JavaFX 2.0 support as e(fx)clipse 0.0.9 arrives

Chris Mayer
Eclipse

New Wizards appear plus FXML tooling

Always keen to beat the Christmas patch rush, Tom Schindl
announced the latest release of the JavaFX tooling and runtime
platform for the Eclipse IDE and OSGi; promising new features and
the obligatory bug fixes.

The big draw for this release is the addition of new wizards to
form a JavaFX Library Project, differing from the main JavaFX
Project, creating a Preloader and Application Class. The
release also brings preview improvements, meaning that the Preview
control can be put into a mode where it loads the associated
controller and creates an instance of it, including all bindings
defined.

Schindl also documents changes within
FXGraph
in the blog
– mostly redefining keywords
(previewCssFiles is now
called styledwith,previewResourceFile is
now called resourcefile,
p
reviewClasspathEntries is not
needed anymore because the projects classpath available in the
preview).

There’s also the additional concept of
DSL namespaces to make it easier to reference other FXGraph
components, as well as supplementary FXML tooling support –
although this is rudimentary at this stage and will be built upon
for 0.0.10.

There’s no perks for runtime this time
round, but with promises that we’ll see something new in the
January release. Other improvements include a bugtracker and Xtext
and Xtend 2.2 naturally included. There are plans to release an
update every 3 weeks (half the time of a normal Eclipse Milestone
cycle). For more information, check out the website.

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