The newly released version of Sun's JavaFx also comes with a Linux version. Even it's still a beta version I decided to try it on the EEEPC 900
Why JavaFx on EEEPC?
I know that EEEPC is not the best choice for programming because of the small keyboard, the small screen and so on ... but the high portability of EEEPCgives you an ever-ready programming environment good for little experiments and for just having some fun programming.
Java SDK update
I first downloaded from Sun site the latest Jdk version, JavaFx requires at least 1.6.14 version while the currently installed version on EEEPC was 1.6.10.
I extracted Jdk files by executing its installation file
chmod a+x jdk-6u14-linux-i586.bin sudo mv jdk-6u14-linux-i586.bin /opt
then I configured the newly installed Java as default virtual machine by first adding it to the udate alternatives list (the whole command goes in a single line)
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java javaI at last selected the just installed Jdk as the default one using the command
sudo update-alternatives --config java