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Question on Java FX

Joe Harry
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The Java FX website says that it is available only for Windows and Mac OS platforms. What does this mean to a web developer with Linuy as the OS. I mean if I use Java FX to develop my screens and when I deploy them to an App server in Linux, would it break?

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Ulf Dittmer

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JavaFX is a client-side technolgy. If by "deploy them to an app server" you mean you'd be using Linux to serve them to a client, then there should be no problem.

I also think it should be possible to run them on Linux - JavaFX is written in Java, after all (for the most part). I think JavaFX 1.1 (and maybe 1.0) added some multimedia codecs, though, which may not be available on Linux. But the basic stuff should work fine.

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Ulf Dittmer

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Apparently, JavaFX 1.5 is not far away, and it will support Linux and Solaris:
Jim Clarke
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JavaFX 1.2 was released last week and supports Linux and OpenSolaris as well as Mac and Windows.
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