It has been a hectic few months for JavaFX releases recently (and before that it was a hectic year of development building up to JavaFX 2.0!). Today we have another announcement, but first, a quick timeline:
- JavaFX 2.0 for Windows, and JavaFX 2.0 developer preview for Mac OS shipped at JavaOne in early October.
- In mid-October we shipped JavaFX 2.0.1 for Windows. This was a security-only release.
- Earlier this month JavaFX 2.0.2 was released, which included a huge number of bug fixes, optimisations, some new API, and an improved redistribution license.
Today we are proud to announce that JavaFX 2.1 early access is available for Windows. It has been available for Mac OS for quite some time from the same page…
The reason why I say we’re proud: we’re hitting all the targets we’re talking about, and the releases just keep getting better and more featured. JavaFX 2.1 is going to be a more substantial release, and I’m so pleased we can get you early versions of it so soon.
Now, a word of warning: don’t use the early access releases in production – it is pre-beta code and will be more buggy than 2.0.2. We’re putting this out for public use so people may test the new features and provide feedback.
As with all other releases I’ve announced:
- Go to the forums to discuss JavaFX questions you have,
- Sign up to the openjfx-dev mailing list if you’re interested in our open source developments,
- File bug reports over at our Jira issue tracker.
is there any website that has live javafx demos? i couldnt find anything. i’d like to see it in action on a browser
JavaFX requires a newer version of the Java browser plugin, and so far that has only been shipped on Windows. The Mac & Linux versions are coming this next year as Mac & Linux are GA’d. So until then a JavaFX applet wouldn’t be able to run on all platforms, so it wouldn’t probably be useful in an applet context until then.
It is great.
JavaFX accomplishえｓ positive progress。
Hi, any notes on the features in this version ? Could not find anything on the mentioned link.
JavaFX 2.1 is a feature release, so it will include many new features eventually. From the UI controls team (the team I’m in), there are new charts and a new ComboBox control in the current builds. I’m sure there is plenty more, but there isn’t a public list of highlights yet – that’ll come when JavaFX 2.1 ships I guess.
Hm, interessting, I can use it but I do not get a hint whats new to test or check it out.
You might find this post interesting:
And linux? How to Write Once, Run Anywhere with JavaFX?
Linux support is included on the JavaFX roadmap and will go through the same early access / developer preview cycle as it did on Windows and is currently undergoing on Mac OS X.
It is not too far off in the future until JavaFX will be able to run on all three operating systems…
Until then we will wait patiently and using other technologies.
I had the same question but about browsers. System requirements shows there’s a lack about using JavaFX with some versions of Mozilla Firefox and JavaFX roadmap has no mention about that. Do you have any information
Congratulations, I think you’re doing a great job.
I believe launching beta releases earlier is a good strategy cause 2.1 final release is a long way to go (only mid 2012).
Please blog about the new features and API available, it would be interesting to know.
Cheers, great work!
Wow, this blog is amazing.. I’m very grateful for your shared knowledge.
hi Jonathan,when can we expect the functionality that will render one node to the Image?
how to use javaFX in web application ?
how to invoke javafx scripts from jsp ?
Please guide me …