Anyone using JMX with JavaFX?

Felix Bembrick felix.bembrick at
Fri Jun 10 10:46:45 UTC 2016

I am taking that as a "yes" answer to my original question.

On a completely unrelated topic, do Microsoft employees all have Macs on their desktops and carry iPhones and iPads around?


Well I bet Apple employees do!

> On 10 Jun 2016, at 20:01, dalibor topic <dalibor.topic at> wrote:
> I suspect that particular plugin is extremely rarely used, judging by showing 0 results.
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
>> 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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