In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Chet Haase discusses Java SE 6, Update N/Consumer JRE, the goals and feature set for Java FX (e.g. media support, scene graph, HTML and mobile devices), and the current set of possible features for JDK 7 such as Java FX features, Swing-related JSRs (295 and 296), transparent/shaped windows, tiered compilation, closures and invoke-dynamic bytecode.
Chet Haase is a Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) client architect in the Java Desktop Group. He works with the client teams to make Java technology on the desktop more productive, useful, and successful. This means tracking desktop application development in general and making sure that Java software meets and hopefully exceeds developer requirements.
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