Thursday, January 9, 2020

Drombler FX: Version 1.0 released

I've recently released the version v1.0 of Drombler FX - the modular application framework for JavaFX.

With this release I changed the version policy. I'm using now the major version part as well to make it easier to distinguish between major requirement changes such as the Java version:
  • v1.x: Java SE 8 and JavaFX 8 based
  • v2.x (future): Java SE 11 and JavaFX 11 based (likely)
The released JARs contain the Automatic-Module-Name Manifest entry to make the transition to Java SE 11 smoother.

For this v1.0 release I've added Javadoc to all published classes and members of  Drombler FX, Drombler ACP (except the generated JAXB classes) and Drombler Commons

There's now also a new Extensions tutorial trail.

Some APIs were fixed and some clean-ups were added as well.

Because some code has been moved, please note that some of the packages and Maven dependencies changed, too.

Please note especially, that localized texts are now expected in a separate properties file in the same package and with the same name as the annotated classes by default, and not in the package file anymore (this can be configured per annotated class, though).
This makes it easier to move annotated classes to other packages and to see which texts are still in use.

With this v1.0 release out I will now start the work to migrate Drombler FX to Java SE 11 and JavaFX 11.

Additional Information

Projects like this one need to be build by a community working together to be really successful. There are several ways how you can contribute to this project. Contributions are highly welcome! See the "How to Contribute"-page for more information.

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.

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
(incl. Maven Coordinates)
Javadoc Description
Drombler FX Modules Javadoc Drombler FX, the modular application framework 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.

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