Pedro Duque Vieira pedro.duquevieira at
Mon Feb 27 10:59:03 PST 2012

Hi Jeff,

Yes that's right I'm still using javafx 2.0.3. Thanks.

As for the installer I think an installer that checks if java and javafx is
present and installs them if needed.
I think this is already available for webstart and applets so it might just
be a question of having this available
for installers.
Also adding desktop/start menu shortcuts if the user wants, and creating an
.exe file for windows users.

For mac and windows I'm not sure what they use for installed apps, it's
been a while since I last created an installer for those environments.


> Hi Pedro,
> If you haven't tried the latest weekly build (JavaFX 2.1b14) then I'd
> suggest giving it a try. I had similar issues as you did and the cause
> was related to a bug in JavaFX where old plug-in files were not being
> updated when doing new installs. That bug has been fixed. I'd also
> suggest closing all of your browser windows (and shutting down your
> web browser) before installing the JavaFX 2.1b14 build. I also make it
> a habit to do run the un-installer before doing a new install just to
> be safe. When you are using beta or dev builds of any software it's
> always a good idea to run the un-installer to remove old config files
> and registry entries ... it's not a fix all ... I just find it to be a
> good practice.
> I agree that I'd like to see a nice installer that checks the
> environment and resolves common issues. For my  purposes I'd love to
> just be able to deploy a double clickable app and with a co-bundled
> JVM so that I don't have to care about what the user has installed on
> their system. What specific features or functionality do you think is
> missing from the deployment technology in Java?
> Cheers,
> Jeff

Pedro Duque Vieira

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