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Friday, October 9, 2009

JxBrowser 2.0 Early Access Program

TeamDev is happy to announce the Early Access Program (EAP)* for JxBrowser 2.0, a cross-platform library that allows integrating Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari (WebKit) and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers into Java AWT/Swing applications on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms.

In this version we have added support of Apple Safari (WebKit) engine on Mac OS X platform and Internet Explorer on Windows. With JxBrowser 2.x, you have a choice - which browser engine your Java application should use on different operating systems. You can reduce your application distribution package size by excluding Mozilla XULRunner files for Mac OS X (51Mb) and Windows (19Mb), and use the default system browser instead: Safari on Mac OS X and Internet Explorer on Windows.

You can get an access to the powerful browser engines functionality through the new JxBrowser 2.x API. Samples in distribution package will demonstrate how you can navigate to a web page and wait until the page is loaded; take a full web page screen shot and save it to image file; get access to browser events, DOM, browser features and more.

In JxBrowser 2.0 EAP we provide access to the old JxBrowser 1.x API, so you can update JxBrowser to 2.x version and run your already created Java applications without changes in source code. But we strongly recommend you to use the new 2.x API, because the old one will be deprecated in the future.

Download the JxBrowser 2.0 EAP build and try the included demo application and samples. Note: The EAP build is bundled with an evaluation license that expires November 10, 2009.

Please feel free to ask for help or leave your feedback at our support forum and stay tuned for new versions with more powerful and exciting features.

* Early Access Program (EAP) gives you a first look at the product before it is officially released. It's an exciting opportunity for you to influence the development process and shape the future product with maximum value for you!
While we are doing our best to make your EAP experience and future transition to the release version as easy as possible, we do not guarantee that there will be no public API changes or that certain features will be available in the final product.