JavaFX 1.3 Released (SDK, Runtime, and Tools)
Oracle has released the much anticipated JavaFX 1.3 SDK and runtime, along with the JavaFX Production Suite (for graphic design work), and NetBeans 6.9 Beta with an updated JavaFX Composer tool. You can get all of this for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris x86 here.
This release includes JavaFX TV support with an emulator (which only runs on Windows XP). Other additions include: -Improved performance (especially for binding) -Much faster startup time -Faster animations in terms of frames/second -Reduced memory usage all around -A JavaFX Mobile Emulator for all platforms -An improved JavaFX Script editor -New UI controls -New layouts -Native JavaFX fonts (Amble) -Increased customization through CSS support
What you'll notice right away, besides the performance and startup improvements, are the new controls, and enhancements to the existing controls. If you're a designer or site artist, you'll appreciate the production suite of tools that allow you to collaborate with developers better, and the ability to pull in your existing work from Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Go ahead and check it all out javafx.com.