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

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Mon Apr 22 04:58:54 PDT 2013

Because of the effort involved (we're still not done dealing with all of 
the implications of moving jfxrt.jar into lib/ext) and backward 
compatibility concerns, it is unlikely that this will be backported to 
JDK 7.

-- Kevin

Randahl Fink Isaksen wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks
> Randahl

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