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JavaFX Fail [Dec. 4th, 2008|11:19 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I go to look at the JavaFX demos. I'm redirected by javafx.com to a URL that contains /mac-player.jsp. Write-once-run-anywhere, my ass. Sun's own URL is calling an end to that lie.



Then, after a long hang, my browser goes white and all the other windows and tabs hang and start spinning rainbow beachballs and I get a trust dialog:



After that Safari hung so hard I hand to force kill it a few times.

Good job.

I still don't know what JavaFX is.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-06 04:08 pm (UTC)

Fixing it

Our servers went down in the morning. Apologize for awful experience. Please try again and you should be able to access the content.
There are a lot of things that Java needed to address
- download size
- startup time
- RIA app support
With JavaFX we are addressing the web developers' need to build expressive apps quickly. It is just the first step. You will see continual progress on all of those items in the near future.
Any feedback is welcome.

jeet
Java Guy
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-12-06 11:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Fixing it

Java Guy,

If the network's slow because your servers are overloaded, the Java plug-in should hang and crash my browser. You don't block the GUI with blocking network I/O. Windows should still be able to response and repaint.

Seems like a pretty juvenile mistake. Doesn't give me confidence for the rest of JavaFX.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-07 10:01 pm (UTC)

Re: Fixing it

Wow, remind me to look at all your 1.0 products with the same scrutiny. Any mistake, and I'll trash your ass. Memcached was perfect in 1.0? How about Mogile? No wonder Google's share price is plummeting like a rock, you're all unbelievably arrogant.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-12-07 10:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Fixing it

I'm an equal opportunity hater, regardless of company.

In any case, though, this is my personal blog, not that of my employer.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-08 12:43 am (UTC)

Re: Fixing it

Dude, why the hate. I just got the SDK, it's hella better than whacking javascript. Just hope my employer lets me use it. And no more ridiculous Flash Media Server license.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-12-08 01:15 am (UTC)

Re: Fixing it

Hey dude, I tried. It crashed my browser. I'll check back when version 1.1 is ready.
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