The JavaFX 2.0 Beta SDK includes the JavaFX 2.0 libraries, samples, and project files you need to get started. It also includes the JavaFX 2.0 Beta Runtime installer. You may use the JavaFX SDK by itself, or with your favorite Java IDE to leverage debugging, profiling, and other IDE features. You must have the Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 6 Update 24 or higher installed on your system in order to use the JavaFX 2.0 Beta SDK.
The JavaFX 2.0 Beta Runtime provides the runtime environment required for running JavaFX 2.0 desktop applications and applets. It is required in order to use the JavaFX 2.0 Beta Plugin for NetBeans IDE 7.0. The JavaFX 2.0 Beta Runtime installer is included with the JavaFX SDK, or download it separately here.
This software package contains NetBeans IDE modules that will help you develop and package JavaFX 2.0 applications. NetBeans IDE 7.0 or higher, as well as the JavaFX 2.0 Beta Runtime, must be installed on your system prior to installing the JavaFX 2.0 Beta Plugin for NetBeans IDE 7.0.
We want to hear from you about your experience with the JavaFX SDK 2.0 Beta. Post your questions or feedback to the JavaFX forum. You can also find help and advice on these forums. In addition, you can file a bug or search the JIRA bug database.