In case folks did not notice the JavaFX Script Language has been converted to pure Java APIs for JavaFX 2.0. I’ve recently been fortunate to be able to take things out for a spin (JavaFX 2.0 EA). To my surprise I am very impressed by the work of the JavaFX teams and the amount that had been done so far. In a little over a four month period, they have managed to take on most if not all the features from 1.0 to 1.3.x, added many new controls and increased performance. Kudos Guys and Gals at Oracle!
There is much more to do and if you want to help out please be on the look out for JavaFX 2.0 Beta release and then head on over to http://javafx-jira.kenai.com for tracking bugs and features. To see what tomorrow brings for JavaFX here is the official Roadmap: http://javafx.com/roadmap/
I believe the road to the Java Desktop is getting brighter again.