JavaFX 2.0 Beta Now Available

The much-anticipated JavaFX 2.0 beta release is now available for download—which means you can take advantage of all the new benefits that JavaFX 2.0 brings to the Java platform. This release is the latest development in Oracle’s long-term commitment (roadmap) to making JavaFX a premier rich client platform.

JavaFX provides a powerful and expressive Java-based UI platform capable of handling large-scale computationally intensive data-driven business applications. JavaFX applications are completely developed in Java while leveraging the power of standards-based programming practices and design patterns. JavaFX provides a rich set of UI controls, graphics and media API with high-performance hardware-accelerated graphics, web and media engines to simplify development of immersive visual applications. JavaFX developers can preserve existing investments by reusing Java libraries in their JavaFX applications. They can even access native system capabilities via the Java native interface, or seamlessly connect to server-based Java EE middleware applications.

JavaFX 2.0 Beta is now available for download from Please help us make JavaFX successful by testing it at an early stage and report any issues you encounter. For detailed tutorials and API documentation, see


Meh, no downloads for Linux... common Oracle, you can do better than this.

Posted by guest on May 26, 2011 at 06:25 AM PDT #

An Early Access version for Mac OS X is available for members of the JavaFX Partner Program (, and Linux support is planned for a future release of JavaFX.

Posted by Tori on May 26, 2011 at 07:02 AM PDT #

What happened to the features promised at JavaOne?

Posted by guest on May 26, 2011 at 08:33 AM PDT #

Beta look nice. I like to head that Oracle trying to put Java back on the client site. But will JavaFX be open source ? Or will it be a closed gratis addon to Oracles JVM ? Keeping it closed might block adoption.

Posted by walec51 on May 26, 2011 at 09:38 AM PDT #

Ohhhh I've been waiting for javafx2.0 since it's announcement at javaone, that's great that java can have a nice frontend for RIA development ! I still miss a linux version too ! thanks to all javafx team!!!

Posted by guest on May 26, 2011 at 05:07 PM PDT #

When does the newer version for Linux available for download..?

Posted by guest on May 26, 2011 at 06:23 PM PDT #

Where can I find the linux version?

Posted by guest on May 26, 2011 at 09:41 PM PDT #

Been waiting for this, but no Netbeans plugin for 64bit windows? Guess will have to wait to try it.

Posted by adamdva on May 26, 2011 at 10:34 PM PDT #

Where is the linux download?

Posted by Ben on May 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM PDT #

No date from the product team for Linux. "A future release" is the best I can give you.

Posted by Tori on May 27, 2011 at 04:05 AM PDT #

c'mon folks, release the source code already! This is a highly publicised new technology seeking adopters, not some cloak & dagger national security operation. If nothing else, I want to run the code through ScalaDoc or similar. JavaDoc isn't the best tool in the world for exploring an new API.

Posted by guest on May 27, 2011 at 08:37 PM PDT #

Tried v2.0, found performance issues when tried to include more than 8-9 heavy components together on single UI. Will provide exact details after more analysis. Till then keep enjoying the new version! :)

Posted by Puneet Khatod on May 30, 2011 at 11:37 PM PDT #


Posted by guest on June 01, 2011 at 09:32 AM PDT #

Without source code, we cannot commit to this. Come on Oracle!

Posted by guest on June 07, 2011 at 04:29 AM PDT #

Linux version!!!!!!

Without cross platform adaptation impossible. Entire developers team working on Linux boxes.

Posted by guest on June 23, 2011 at 06:33 PM PDT #

I'll try and use this powerful API to port my lame Swing apps to look more visually appealing. Couldn't do much with swing cos it is too complex.

Posted by Gozie on June 26, 2011 at 08:07 PM PDT #

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