Today I kindof went back to the beginning of my free software ‘career’ and implemented a hyperbolic tree renderer for JavaFX:

HyperTree renderer for JavaFX

This has been the thing that brought me to GNU Classpath, back then I made GNU Classpath able to render this in Swing/Java2D

This component is slightly improved, it can renderer arbitrary tree structures and instead of displaying colorful rectangles, it can basically display any shape, control, image or whatever you can come up with as JavaFX node.

This will be included in ThingsFX shortly. I will also make a live demo of this, because a screenshot doesn’t really convey how cool the component is (dragging the tree around with the mouse pointer is sooo much fun 😀 ).

Update: Here’s the live demo.

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