Anyone using JMX with JavaFX?

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I suspect that particular plugin is extremely rarely used, judging by 
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On 09.06.2016 00:31, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
> As some of you may be aware, JavaFX has shipped a JMX plugin as a
> separate jar file along with the JDK (not part of the JRE) in
> <JDK>/lib/javafx-mx.jar. Development on this plugin stopped prior to JDK
> 8 being shipped, although we continued to ship javafx-mx.jar in JDK 8.
> Are there any developers that still use this? We haven't seen any bug
> reports or had questions on it for quite a while. I note that this jar
> file has been gone from JDK 9 ea since build 111 and we are trying to
> determine how best to address this in JDK 9.
> Our options are:
> 1) Remove it entirely and drop this tooling support
> 2) Continue to ship it as a legacy jar file, meaning that any use would
> require command line qualified exports to be added since it uses
> internal packages
> 3) Turn it into a proper JDK-only module, javafx.jmx; it would not be
> one of the default modules, so it would need to be added with -addmods.
> Obviously #1 would be the least amount of work, and given that it isn't
> being actively maintained, might be a viable solution. If we do need to
> keep it, then #2 might be less effort than #3, while still preserving
> the ability for developers to use it. This is only used for tooling, so
> requiring qualified exports, as is done for Robot and
> PerformanceTracker, is not a problem.
> Separately, if we don't remove it for JDK 9, we probably will deprecate
> it with the intention to remove it in a future release.
> -- Kevin

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