JavaFX 2.0 Released
Shortly after acquiring Sun, Oracle announced they would be dropping support for JavaFX Script, the domain-specific language that would have been the only way to write "Swing 2.0" applications. Instead, Oracle decided to start work on JavaFX 2.0, which would feature a Java-only API. The fruits of that effort were released today. You can download the SDK and code samples here.
Ever felt excited about a single line of code? Well this one
WebView view = new WebView();
did it for me. Since there are too many features to cover here, I'd recommend going to the web site or downloading the samples, launching ensemble.jnlp, and exploring.