|JavaFX 2.0 released in beta
|Written by Mike James
|Sunday, 29 May 2011
Java FX 2.0 has been released in beta - this is good news for some developers but not for those in the Linux environment.
Java FX 2.0 was announced over six months ago - at JavaOne in September 2010 which is why Oracle is describing this beta release as "much-anticipated".
However, the fact that there is no download for Linux has led to more discontent than enthusiasm among the comments greeting the news announcement on the Java blog.
The new features of JavaFX 2.0 are:
Of course older JavaFX application will no longer work because JavaFX Script is not supported. In fact the new version is much more like a "reboot" of the entire technology than an upgrade.
As well as the SDK you can also download a JavaFX 2.0 plugin for NetBeans.
Oracle said that it plans to move the JavaFX 2.0 release into general availability some time in the third quarter of 2011. It also plans to release versions for Linux and the Mac later in the year.
The real question is whether or not JavaFX 2.0 can revitalise Java on the desktop? Is it really just a matter of adding some 3D effects and general purpose graphics?
|Last Updated ( Sunday, 29 May 2011 )