JavaFX: Still Not Cross-Platform
The FXExperience blog, known to release information about JavaFX updates, blogged an article on May 22, 2011 titled "Is JavaFX 2.0 Cross Platform?"
That the beta is initially a windows-only beta has apparently stirred up a fair amount of concern. Shockingly, some people have even asked whether we ever intend to be cross platform. I can say definitively “Yes, of course!”... We absolutely will be targeting a whole host of different platforms, not even just the big three (Mac, Linux, Windows). The value of the Java platform is in the fact that you can write across multiple operating systems and devices.2012 Update
A comment appeared on this old blog post:
Jonathan GilesRight now, JavaFX is far from cross-platform, but it is a new client-side scripting platform, and it is getting better.
January 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm
You are aware that as of yesterday there is linux support in the JavaFX 2.1 dev preview release, right: http://fxexperience.com/2012/01/javafx-2-1-dev-preview-build-09-available-for-windows-mac-and-linux/
Million Dollar Question
The proverbial million dollar question is: WHEN WILL SPARC CLIENTS BE SUPPORTED???
The Network Management Connection
It looks like JavaFX will continue to be locked-out of enterprise frameworks, until someone on the JavaFX team decides that UNIX matters for Enterprise Network Management.