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JavaFX Script, the scripting component of JavaFX, began life as a project by Chris Oliver called F3.
Sun Microsystems first announced JavaFX at the JavaOne Worldwide Java Developer conference on May 2007.
In May 2008 Sun Microsystems announced plans to deliver JavaFX for the browser and desktop by the third quarter of 2008, and JavaFX for mobile devices in the second quarter of 2009. Sun also announced a multi-year agreement with On2 Technologies to bring comprehensive video capabilities to the JavaFX product family using the company’s TrueMotion Video codec.
Since end of July 2008, developers could download a preview of the JavaFX SDK for Windows and Macintosh, as well as the JavaFX plugin for NetBeans 6.1. On December 4, 2008 Sun released JavaFX 1.0.
JavaFX for mobile development was finally made available as part of the JavaFX 1.1 release announced officially on February 12 2009.
JavaFX 1.2 was released at JavaOne on June 2, 2009. This release introduced:
- Full support for Linux and Solaris,
- Built-in controls and layouts,
- Skinnable CSS controls,
- Built-in chart widgets,
- JavaFX I/O management, masking differences between desktop and mobile devices,
- Speed improvements.
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