Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Drombler FX: JavaFX 8 support

I recently released Drombler FX v0.4. Drombler FX is a modular Rich Client Platform for JavaFX based on OSGi and Maven (POM-first).

With this release Drombler FX as well as Drombler ACP and Drombler Commons support and require JavaFX 8/ Java SE 8.

You can find the complete list of fixed issues here:

There's a Getting Started page which explains how to create, build and run a Drombler FX sample application with a few simple steps.

Drombler FX uses Apache Felix as its OSGi container by default.
As an application framework it makes sure JavaFX and OSGi will get started properly and it provides the main window.

The following table provides you an overview of the different Drombler components, links to the modules, which are available from Maven Central, and links to the Javadocs.
Name Modules Javadoc Description
Drombler FX Modules Javadoc Drombler FX is a modular Rich Client Platform for JavaFX based on:
Drombler ACP Modules Javadoc Drombler Abstract Client Platform (ACP) is an abstract, GUI-toolkit agnostic, modular Rich Client Platform based on:
Drombler Commons Modules Javadoc Drombler Commons is a collection of reusable libraries and frameworks. They ship with OSGi meta data but don't require an OSGi environment.

You can use the Drombler Forum for questions and discussions.

If you find issues or have enhancement requests, you can file a ticket here:


  1. Hi,
    I would like to try Drombler Fx but I could not dowload it just was able to browse code on sourceforge. Where I can obtain framwork?


  2. Hi Serhat,
    all Drombler FX artifacts are available directly from Maven Central. Have a look at the "Modules" links in the post to get a list of available artifacts, their descriptions, Maven coordinates and links to the JARs.
    Just reference the dependencies in your POM and everything should be downloaded automatically.
    The easiest way to start is to follow the GettingStarted-page:
    - Florian