JDK-7166330 : Need to add jfxrt.jar to the boot classpath for 7u6 true cobundle
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: install
  • Sub-Component: install
  • Affected Version: 7u6,7u7
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Won't Fix
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2012-05-03
  • Updated: 2017-05-17
  • Resolved: 2012-11-08
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FX 2.2 is being cobundled with JDK 7u6 on all platforms. As part of this, we need to add jfxrt.jar to the boot classpath.
There are no plans to add jfxrt.jar to the boot classpath. I filed a new JIRA -- JDK-8003171 -- to track the request to add jfxrt.jar to lib/ext/

After further discussion, we plan to address this need by installing JavaFX in <JRE>lib/ext/ so that it is loaded by the extension classloader. This requires no changes to hotspot or to the launcher. It will require changes to NetBeans and any other tool that expects to find jfxrt.jar in the <JRE>lib/ directory. I will file a new CCC for this.