Moving jfxrt.jar to ext folder – hopes for JavaFX7 backport?

Randahl Fink Isaksen randahl at
Sat Apr 20 17:21:42 PDT 2013

I just installed the latest JDK 1.7.0_21 and realized that I still had to carry out the manual step of moving jfxrt.jar into the ext folder before I could use JavaFX. I cannot help thinking it is this kind of hassle that raises the bar for new developers getting started with JavaFX. 

I reckon we all want the most efficient adoption of JavaFX possible, but I can see in Jira that the fix for this is scheduled for JavaFX8. Now that JavaFX8 has been delayed until 2014, I was wondering if there was any plans to backport the the fix to JavaFX7, so it would not take another year before JavaFX starts to work out of the box?



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