JavaFX 1.2.1 Plugin for Eclipse Released!

The marketing folks at Sun email me when things are being announced. They just let me know that a new JavaFX plugin for Eclipse has been released. As per the announcement that’ll sooner or later turn up on the official JavaFX blog:

A new version of the JavaFX Plugin for Eclipse IDE has just been released! This latest version is based on the JavaFX 1.2.1 SDK and supports Eclipse 3.5.x IDE.  Read the Release Notes to learn more about the changes made since the June 2009 release. Download this latest version using the instructions in the Getting Started document.

Let us know what you think of this new release by providing feedback on the Feedback Forum for JavaFX 1.2.1 Plugin Release page.

So, please, give it a whirl and leave feedback on this post if you like it, wish it were better/different, etc.

4 thoughts on “JavaFX 1.2.1 Plugin for Eclipse Released!”

  1. I tested the Sun plugin against JFXtras and this is what I came up with:

    – import netbeans project does not use the same build path (build/bin instead of build/compiled)
    – import netbeans project does correctly handle \jfxtras-common\${platforms.default_fx_platform.lib}\jre\lib
    – you cannot specify which JavaFX to use (Exadel’s allow to specify the combination)
    – you need to manually include deploy.jar and javaws.jar from the java (jdk/jre) lib in the project or in the used installed JRE
    – Java classes are not correctly imported in JFX classes (XDialog uses DialogStage but there is an error: “cannot find symbol symbol : class DialogStage location: class org.jfxtras.stage.XDialog”) DialogStage is compiled.
    – in the package explorer packages with just JFX classes are visually shown as empty (map icon is white, not orange)
    – after include deploy.jar and javaws.jar to the used Installed JRE, they are not present in the runtime path
    C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\NetBeansProjects\jfxtras\common\src\org\jfxtras\app\XLauncherEnvironment.java:30: package com.sun.deploy does not exist
    import com.sun.deploy.Environment;

    And that last one kinda block any furhter testing.

  2. Hi Tom,

    Thank you very much for providing your feedback on the JavaFX 1.2.1 plugin for Eclipse!

    We are always interested in learning the needs of our user community and in fixing bugs that have been found.

    I have just posted a reply to your questions and remarks using our feedback forum on Kenai :
    Feedback Forum for 1.2.1 Plugin Release (a users’ forum dedicated for obtaining feedback on this JavaFX 1.2.1 plugin for Eclipse.).

    As you will see, we have answers to some of your questions, but we need to further investigate on a few others. Is it possible to obtain a sample of your source code / Netbeans project that we can use to investigate some of the problems you’ve described? Please get in touch with me to discuss this possibility so that we can try to help resolve the issues you’ve run into.

    Thanks,
    Olivier Lagneau
    Project Lead

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