100.000.000 JavaFX Runtime Downloads - Is It Ubiquitous Now?

JavaFX runtime was already 100.000.000 times downloaded. The questions is: can it be then considered as a ubiquitous platform? And if not, when? :-)


When? Well not until they will have released the linux version. Linux is crucial for the Settopbox market and has a lot of highly potential developers.
Oh, and there should be some real life handsets supporting JavaFX Mobile...

Posted by Thomas on February 20, 2009 at 03:27 PM CET #

When I go to my Mom's, Dad's, grandparents', sisters's, etc. houses and see that their computers have the latest Java 6 update release because of automatic updates then I will call it ubiquitous. If I have to help them get the latest update release then it is not.

I'm also hoping for Linux and Solaris support soon. My OpenSolaris desktop has java 6 update 10, but I'm not sure if the applet plugin or JavaFX stuff is the same as on Windows.

I wonder why they haven't pushed out update 11, 12, 13, etc. to OpenSolaris via IPS?

Posted by Ryan on February 20, 2009 at 04:09 PM CET #

Is It Ubiquitous Now?


Posted by dj on February 20, 2009 at 05:28 PM CET #


I do not know exactly the penetration of Linux on the desktop, but I guess it is lower than 5-10%. I assume Sun is concentrating their efforts for best possible experience on Windows, then Mac. It is actually a good sign, that opensolaris isn't as well supported as windows :-)

thanks, as always, for you comments,



Posted by Adam Bien on February 23, 2009 at 09:35 AM CET #

The penetration of Linux on the desktop is probably below 3% but I'd bet 80% of these are developers. :-)
And the penetration of linux on set top boxes is probably in much higher regions. I for one haven't seen any set top box with Windows CE yet ;-)
And JavaFX is absolutly a cool language for mobile or couch entertainment applications.
Real desktop applications don't need JavaFX. They just have to look like any other application on that platform. Real application have to look like work not like fun :-)

Posted by Thomas on February 24, 2009 at 05:07 PM CET #

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