Why is the windows runtime/sdk only provided as .exe

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Wed Jan 4 08:22:39 PST 2012

Good question. The SDK is available as both an installer and a zip, and 
we could consider make the runtime available as a zip file as well, so 
please file a JIRA feature request for this.

As for your other question, it is not currently possible to have 2.0.2 
and 2.1 instaled side-by-side.

-- Kevin

Tom Schindl wrote:
> Hi,
> Now that since 2.0.2 (and also 2.1) are redistributeable it might make
> sense to provide them also as simple ZIP-Files.
> I find it odd that if I want to package JavaFX with my product that I
> first have to install something only my system, navigate to the install
> dir and copy over the stuff my own project directory.
> Is it BTW possible to have 2.1 and 2.0.2 installed next to each other? I
> guess not which makes it hard to test with both versions on the same
> system, which would be made much more easy if provided as simple ZIP-Files.
> Would you mind providing JavaFX 2.1 binaries (and maybe also > 2.0.2) as
> a simple zip-File like you do it with 2.1 OS-X ones?
> Tom

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