Java 8 was released this week and we feel JavaFX is now ready for primetime….
So we have been busy updating our software to offer both JavaFX and Swing viewers. We think it is important to provide our existing customers with a clear future roadmap for new technologies and to give new customers the option to choose either Swing or JavaFX now and easily change in future. The API for the product is the same for either version so it is very easy to switch.
Some things will not be present in the initial release (Forms for example are not yet supported) but development is actually well ahead of schedule so we are planning to make the the new JavaFX viewer available as a beta release included in our monthly March or April release.
Initially, we will keep the same functionality identical in both but we will be starting to add JavaFX only features (like animated page transitions) in later releases.
We will continue to fully support the Swing version, we just feel it is time to offer the option.
So here is a graphical sneak preview on a JavaFX PDF viewer. Enjoy….
Let us know what you think, and what features are important to you?
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