FX Experience Has Gone Read-Only
I've been maintaining FX Experience for a really long time now, and I love hearing from people who enjoy my weekly links roundup. One thing I've noticed recently is that maintaining two sites (FX Experience and JonathanGiles.net) takes more time than ideal, and splits the audience up. Therefore, FX Experience will become read-only for new blog posts, but weekly posts will continue to be published on JonathanGiles.net. If you follow @FXExperience on Twitter, I suggest you also follow @JonathanGiles. This is not the end - just a consolidation of my online presence to make my life a little easier!
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Time to hit the Oracle download servers for a brand new build of the JavaFX 2.0 beta. This build brings with it 2 weeks of bug fixes, optimisations and features. If you’re on an older release (b28 or b30), it’s time to get downloading! 🙂
Also, thanks to everyone filing bugs and feature requests into our Jira issue tracker. It’s your feedback that we’re using to polish the beta releases. I hope that you’ll keep providing your useful feedback throughout the beta release train.
How do you upgrade to a new build? Do you have to uninstall the javafx runtime or the installer handles that
Yes, as far as I know, that is the recommended approach when upgrading the beta builds.
Thanks for testing them out! Your feedback is much appreciated.
Done it. That was easy! Thanks.
It’s all looking interesting, but can you tell us how big the runtime(everything) is, please?
IMO it needs to be comparable with the flash runtime. It would be interesting to see some direct comparisons, like-for-like between a Flex/AIR and a JavaFX app. Same functionality, same back-end data source.
– download size comparison (of app)?
– Cold start time comparison
– how slick is the desktop installation?
This would help deciding whether to invest my time in it.
Thanks for all the updates, I wish it well!