In his latest post, Terrence Barr highlights the final release of JavaFX Mobile 1.2 for Windows Mobile. Since the early access release this past July, the development team "has been busy polishing the code, fixing bugs, and implementing some major performance improvements."

The downloads page currently includes four packages:

  • NetBeans IDE 6.7.1 for JavaFX 1.2
  • JavaFX 1.2 Production Suite
  • JavaFX 1.2.1 SDK
  • JavaFX Mobile 1.2 for Windows Mobile

The JavaFX Mobile 1.2 for Windows Mobile Release Notes (PDF) state that Windows is the only supported platform if you want to use NetBeans to build and test applications using an emulator.

Minimum hardware for development is 2 GB disk, 1 GB RAM, and a 1 GHz Pentium CPU. The host OS can be Microsoft Windows XP or Vista 32-bit with recent service packs. Also required are the Java SE Development Kit and NetBeans 6.7.1 with JavaFX SDK 1.2. On the device, you'll need ActiveSync 4.5 for Windows XP or Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista, and Windows Mobile 6.0 or 6.1. The device itself must have a 32-bit RISC microprocessor and at least 64 MB RAM.

JavaFX Mobile 1.2 for Windows Mobile implements MIDP 2.1 (JSR 118) and the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1a (JSR 139). Many optional JSR packages are also supported (see the Release Notes for details).

See Terrence's earlier post (published when the early access version was released) for additional information, including a screencast titled "Getting Started with JavaFX Mobile 1.2 EA for Windows Mobile."

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