Anyone using JMX with JavaFX?

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Mon Jun 13 16:12:39 UTC 2016

Thank you for the replies. It helps confirm what I suspected, that this 
feature isn't really used. If anyone is using it who hasn't chimed in 
yet, please let me know what you are using it for.


-- Kevin

Scott Palmer wrote:
> I never heard of this until this thread. And after googling I still have no clue what it is. I think that explains some of why it is rarely used.
> Scott
>> On Jun 10, 2016, at 6:01 AM, 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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