Java desktop links of the week, September 19

Another week, and a lot of good links. Not long now until JavaOne, when I’m sure there will be plenty of interesting news coming out. Let’s get into the news.


  • JavaFX 2.0 beta b45 came out this week. Grab it while it’s hot.
  • The JavaFX documentation team is doing a great job of tracking what is changing between beta builds, and keeping you in the loop. Find out what changed in b44 and b45 over at the JavaFX documentation blog.
  • The Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group has a session the week following JavaOne, on Thursday, October 13. This month the presentation is by Peter Pilgrim, repeating a presentation he is also giving at JavaOne. The talk is titled “Progressive JavaFX 2.0 Custom Components“. For the first time, I’ll be able to attend in person, and given that this session talks about custom controls, it’s right up my alley. For those of you who can’t  be there in person, remember it is also live-streamed via UStream.
  • Dean Iverson tweeted that he has released version 0.2 of the Griffon JavaFX 2.0 plugin.
  • The in-development NetBeans 7.1 contains much greater support for JavaFX 2.0, including support for FXML, CSS3, preloaders, and project configuration.
  • Randahl Fink Isaksen, a frequent and valuable reporter of JavaFX 2.0 bugs, has written a post titled “JavaFX eats HTML UIs for breakfast“.



That’s that for another week. Hope you all found something useful! 🙂

1 thought on “Java desktop links of the week, September 19”

  1. I’ve been looking through the beta examples of JavaFX 2.0 at and they all run really slow. Any idea as to why? (All the graphically intensive ones are hogging up one of my cpu cores.) I’m not on the hottest of computers but I do have a graphics card that should be able to do better than my cpu. 🙂

    All I did was install the runtime from the link above and then ran the jnlp-files in the examples (cause the jar files complain that I have no JavaFX runtime installed). Are there any other steps I need to take? Environment path-issues?

    Also, I notice that there is no sub-pixel AA on the text in any of the examples. I’m guessing this is an error on my end too? Or is this not a supported feature yet?

    Finally, sorry if this is not your table but… I can’t seem to find anyone else to ask. 😛

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