Posted by tball
on July 31, 2008 at 5:00 PM PDT
Today the JavaFX Preview SDK released today, marking the end of an incredible year-plus for the JavaFX Script compiler team. It's been quite a ride, which has been played out for the world to see on our project's email aliases and JIRA issue tracking system . There are still changes under consideration for the language and runtime for the 1.0 release, but the SDK is much more functional than its "preview" name suggests.
If you are running Windows or Intel Mac OS X, then download the SDK and kick its tires. But what if you run another platform, such as Linux or Solaris? That's where we can help, as the compiler project's build server makes continuous and weekly builds available which are (should) run on any platform running Java 6. With full source available, of course.
And what's next? Just like those commercials which asked world series winners what they were going to do next, my answer is "I'm going to Disney World!".