@nehon I totally agree with you on everything. I just want to say that I did not mean to replace the Java jME coz everything you say is the reality, rather I was proposing a sort of an "experiment" where I would take all the tasks on myself (porting is not creating :D) except for where I would need input from the dev team. The bumpiness and dead-endness is not visible from Java. Talking in terms you say - Java from Scala looks like C++ from Java (but far not that heavier from a CPU pov). In general I felt fine when was doing Java. Now I won't apply for employment as Java programmer unless the salary is 2,5-3 times more from what I have with being a Scala programmer. And I would still be doubting. And thanks for pointing to the Simplex3D engine, I will definitely explore it right away! :D
@normen All true too. No big benifit rewriting jME with Scala (or it is not visible from here) - just some "sugar" provided by Scala at least as it looks like. The biggest benifit, as I have indicated before - is my benifit because I intended to do it mostly alone, just coordinating with the core team. It is just that I proposed sharing the result with the people because maybe someone will benifit from it. Yes, I am a neophyte, who wanted to re-invent the wheel, trying myself in such a project, learning more Scala. Scala is so different, it just spins the thought, it is mind-boggling and gives so many fresh ideas that surely it calls for so-beloved-by-me mental programming gymnastics and mathematical beauty. But I never meant that jME should be immideately replaced by its scalaish version and all that there is should be wasted. No way. On contrary, that was an idea of a why-not-proof-of-concept experiment (and to reveal Scala weaknesess too and benchmark it against Java and such stuff). Strange that everyone immediately thought that I want to kill something alive. Nevermind. Gone.
Anyway, thank you for your opinions and sharing the thoughts. I have found some interesting points in them. And as I wish you all good, I would love to invite you to expand your minds where I will also be attending. Looking is free