JavaFX 1.2 arrives, now running on Linux and Solaris
At the JavaOne Conference Sun Microsystems has announced the release of version 1.2 of its rich internet application framework and language – JavaFX. Numerous features have been added, including skinnable UI controls, better layout, local data storage, RSS/Atom feed support, chart support, improved dialogues and remodelled event processing. Also of note is that JavaFX 1.2 now officially runs on Linux and Solaris. Previously, Linux users wanting to run JavFX had to use a work around to get the framework working, but now can "just download the Linux version".
Other changes in the JavaFX 1.2 release, covering language changes and other migration issues, are being blogged in detail. Early benchmarking has shown that in some tests, 1.2 is up to three times faster than the previous release. JavaFX 1.2 is available to download now for Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris x86 and Linux. Currently, only parts of JavaFX are open sourced under a GPL 2 licence through the OpenJFX project, which contains the compiler, tools and some of the graphics libraries.
- JavaFX - A new hope for desktop Java?, a feature from The H