JavaFX for GNU/Linux has arrived

Finally, the time has come: JavaFX is now supported on both GNU/Linux and Solaris.

It’s not really advertised, though, so h Here’s how to get it:

  • Go to the JavaFX website.
  • Click the Download now button. Yes, the one that reads JavaFX 1.1 SDK.
  • Click the JavaFX 1.1.1 1.2 SDK option, and click Download.
  • You’ll be prompted to download javafx_sdk-1_2-linux-i586.sh. Save it somewhere convenient.
  • Make the downloaded file executable with chmod + x
  • Run the shell script with ./javafx_sdk-1_2-linux-i586.sh
  • Page through the annoying legal stuff by pressing Space repeatedly. At the end, type yes.
  • You now have a javafx-sdk1.2 directory that you can play with.

Enjoy!

Oh, and in case you have some JavaFX code from pre-1.2 versions, here’s how to migrate it.

Update: There is also a new Eclipse plugin. Binaries only, the source will have to wait until it gets transferred to eclipse.org.

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