Just released: JavaFX Mobile 1.2 EA for Windows Mobile
- JavaFX Mobile development now also available for Mac OS!
- Caveat when using NetBeans 6.7.1: After installing NetBeans 6.7.1 with JavaFX you should be able to build and run JavaFX applications on the Windows Mobile EA just fine. However, NetBeans 6.7.1 prompts you update JavaFX though the update center. Do not perform this update as there is an incompatibility between this update and the Windows Mobile EA that will cause certain applications to fail.
- Also check out Steve's blog post
Ever since JavaFX Mobile was announced at Mobile World Congress in February developers were asking: When can we get our hands on real devices?
Sure, the Mobile Emulator has been available for a while - but nothing beats the real thing. Then, at JavaOne, attendees could buy a limited number of developer phones with a preinstalled version of JavaFX Mobile.
And now, Sun is pleased to announce the availability of JavaFX Mobile 1.2 Early Access for Windows Mobile.
Features of the EA Release
- Ready-to-install binary stack for Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1
- Implements JavaFX 1.2
- Also includes the Sun Java Wireless Client stack supporting MIDP 2.1, CLDC 1.1a, and a number of Java ME optional packages
- Applications can be deployed to devices via USB, with NetBeans integration
- Includes several bundled sample applications
- Tested on HTC Diamond and LG Incite phones
- For development purposes only
Why Windows Mobile? Suns first priority was to get this release out quickly into the hands of as many developers as possible. We have gotten many request for Windows Mobile in the past so we know it's a popular platform, and furthermore we felt that Windows Mobile devices are readily available around the world at reasonable prices with the features we felt were important.
The EA release was tested specifically on the HTC Diamond and LG Incite but it is likely to work on similar Windows Mobile devices (Rakesh, for example, has installed it on a Sony Xperia). Keep in mind, though, that features, functionality, and performance may vary.
Watch the Screencast
Seeing is believing! I've put together a screencast demonstrating how to get started and how to run a sample application (Mosaic) on the HTC Diamond, including using the deploy-via-USB feature. Check it out, I hope you'll find it useful. And please give us feedback via the javafx.com forums.
PS: JavaOne attendees who bought the developer phone should upgrade to the 1.2 EA release to get the latest improvements.