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Sun JavaFX 1.0 Released

Posted by Sravan | December 11, 2008 .

Next time I miss something this important, kick my shins. An even better thing would be sending a small tip reminding us of what we missed. A comment on any of our posts would be received with thanks, even about JavaFX on which isn’t out primary focus.

Sun JavaFX 1.0 was released a week ago. The main new features are the  cross-platform video support using On2 Technologies’ video codecs, and the JavaFX mobile emulator. Developers will be able to preview the JavaFX apps on the JavaFX mobile platform soon. This version also has a new implementation of the Java plugin.

Christopher Oliver, the man who started JavaFX as F3, made a heartfelt post few days before the release of JavaFX 1.0. It is nice to see such belief in the work you do.

I believe what you’ll see in December does indeed reflect much of the vision I’ve expressed on this blog over the past 2 years.

My view remains that many of the fundamental elements of the Java platform are still far superior to current alternatives and that it is our obligation and duty to make those benefits available to client developers by correcting orthogonal shortcomings and mistakes.

I believe JavaFX 1.0 is a good, incremental step in overcoming some of our past mistakes, while preserving continuity with both standard JavaSE and JavaME.

As a penalty for missing the news, I share with you Henry Zhang’s JavaFX implementation of the Pacman game. Enjoy.

Are there any JavaFX developers out here? Could you share your views about the new version below?

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