Will IntelliJ move from Swing to JavaFX?

JavaFX is Java's "new Swing", the new JDK-included framework for building frontends. AFAIK currently IntelliJ is using Swing. Will IntelliJ move to JavaFX or will it move to a custom Kotlin-build UI frontend that can be "compiled" to HTML5/Ajax code?

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Hi Alexander,

We don't have any plans of moving away from swing as a lot of our ui functionality is based on it.

Denis

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denis.zhdanov wrote:

We don't have any plans of moving away from swing as a lot of our ui functionality is based on it.


It's possible to embed JavaFX components into a Swing container. Will it be still possible to develop IntelliJ plugins that are based on JavaFX instead of Swing?

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No answer at the moment but we're thinking about trying that approach ourselfs.

Denis

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Maybe Jetbrains should come out with their own UI toolkit with all of the customizations they have done already. Part of the value of Intellij is its responsive well designed UI.

Jetbrains needs to push the boundaries of OS rich clients so developers can continue to gravitate to Intellij.

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