Java FX App on the official winter olympics site

The "Medal Visualizer" app: works well. Its actually a good test for the penetration of the Java FX platform. See also Oracle's the press release.


Thanks for giving this example URL, Adam.

It is really disappointing to see that JavaFX seams to suffer the same or even worse user experience as Java applets.
This application freezes Firefox on the (my?) Mac and does not even start in Safari because it complains to require Java 1.5 to run. Maybe this is due to the blurry Java support on the Mac, but in the end the user doesn't care: if it doesn't run, it doesn't matter why.
It's a pitty, but this is a sad example why Flash is 'better' than JavaFX - it works.


Posted by Marcus on February 14, 2010 at 12:51 AM CET #

I have to agree with Marcus. On my Mac ran without any problem, but it is silly to show window alert with question to run the page or not. End users don't like it. The view is blinking when you try to scroll.

It's another example why JavaFX will not get the market.

Posted by Leszek on February 14, 2010 at 01:26 AM CET #

Its even worse for me. I am using Chrome on Mac, and the site tells me that Java is not supported on my system, and that I need to use a computer with a different Operating System!

Posted by Chad on February 14, 2010 at 01:28 AM CET #

It works really well for me in Firefox on OpenSolaris and Windows 7. I tried some Java FX applets in Chrome, Safari and IE8 on Windows 7 a while back and they worked really well there too. It seems the problems are mostly on the Mac OS. Hopefully Apple and Oracle can work out the remaining issues soon.

Posted by Ryan de Laplante on February 14, 2010 at 06:28 AM CET #

In Ubuntu 9.10, with Opera can't see the JavaFx app, but in Firefox it's work, good example, good app.

Posted by Wilmar on February 14, 2010 at 09:55 AM CET #


I just opened the URL with my standard safari on Snow Leo. It worked without any problems. The first time it took a few seconds. Now it is amazingly fast.

I actually don't like the look and feel very much - but it fits well to the rest of the page.

thank you all for your feedback!,


Posted by Adam Bien on February 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM CET #

Safari on snow leopard is OK - there is room for improvement (at least on first load) but it's not terrible. Chrome does not support java at all on mac os X, so google should do something about it... and apple should properly implement the new java plugin architecture as the default.

Posted by karbonized on February 14, 2010 at 06:11 PM CET #

When I first tried it on my Gentoo Linux system, it reported that it needed a later version of MacOS. Now it says I need a newer version of Java. Also doesn't run on my HP-Mini (OS is a customized Ubuntu). I'm generally able to run JavaFX apps on both these systems (such as the Java Store and JFXStudio Challenge entries) with no problem...

Posted by Kevin Farnham on February 14, 2010 at 06:48 PM CET #

On my Windows XP system, using the latest Internet Explorer, it works quite well. It prompted me to allow installation of a new Java runtime package, and then I was all set.

Posted by Kevin Farnham on February 14, 2010 at 08:12 PM CET #

Looks like a rushed job. Running on Linux (Fedora 12) w/ JDK 6, the whole app is very laggy (my connection is not very fast and well utilized), there is little visual feedback when things are loading. The gradients are nice and all, but the whole app is not nicely laid out (e.g. text is too close to borders, the fonts are not fancy) - it was clearly not created and vetted out by designers. I expected more.

Posted by Alex Kotchnev on February 14, 2010 at 08:31 PM CET #

works pretty well for me on my old notebook (Ubuntu 32bit 9.10/firefox). I am wondering why its working at all since AFAIK linux is not supported for javafx applets...

Posted by michael bien on February 14, 2010 at 10:31 PM CET #

Country name "IR IRAN" and countrys localization like Lebanon or Hungary and many others shows that program was written by child or in hurry (can be both). Shame that official site have that sort of crap but it's expected Oracle quality :(

Posted by Artur Romanczuk on February 15, 2010 at 02:29 AM CET #

hi Arthur
AFAIK, IR IRAN meant Islamic Rebulic, Iran

Posted by hakim on February 15, 2010 at 02:52 AM CET #

Works very well on Windows XP on any browser (except Safari and Opera older than 10.50), works well on Linux, too.
BTW Linux is supported by JavaFX, as is Solaris.
Does someone know where the JavaFX Results Ticker Widget is? I can't find it. Was it delayed or cancelled?

Posted by zilti on February 15, 2010 at 11:56 PM CET #

Works just fine under Safari on MacBook running Snow Leopard even with damn slow mobile 2G connection. Nice to see Java on internet again - rare animal nowerdays compared to JavaScript monsters and Flash. Good job :)

Posted by saulius on February 16, 2010 at 11:08 AM CET #

The JavaFX Results Ticker IS online - But quite hidden on the results page on the right side.
Get it here:

Posted by zilti on February 20, 2010 at 05:39 PM CET #

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