Anirvan, Kevin Thanks for this.
I’m an expert neither in JavaFX nor in OSGi, but I think the basis of the JavaFX/OSGi incompatibility is control. To work with OSGi, JavaFX has to relinquish control of its startup sequence to OSGi in such a way that javafx.application.Application (or its proxy) is instantiated by OSGi and submits to OSGi’s bundle/service lifecycle. AN OSGi expert can probably formulate this better… Platform.startup(runnable) /might/ do it. Platform.launch(class) doesn’t because the object thereby instantiated is always under the control of JavaFX - and thus not of OSGi. I’m not comfortable using JFXPanel: if I wanted to use Swing I wouldn’t be trying to use JavaFX. But thank you for the hint. Steve > On 19 Feb 2016, at 16:41, Kevin Rushforth <kevin.rushfo...@oracle.com> wrote: > > And for JDK 9 there is now: > > Platform.startup(Runnable); > > -- Kevin > > > Anirvan Sarkar wrote: >> >> Hi Stephen, >> >> FYI, there is another way of initializing JavaFX runtime. Just use: >> >> new JFXPanel(); >> >> It is documented that FX runtime is initialized when the first JFXPanel >> instance is constructed. >> >> Also JavaFX 9 will provide an official API to start the FX platform  . >> >> >>  >> https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/javafx/api/javafx/application/Platform.html#runLater-java.lang.Runnable >> >> <https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/javafx/api/javafx/application/Platform.html#runLater-java.lang.Runnable>- >>  https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8090585 >> <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8090585> >>  >> http://download.java.net/jdk9/jfxdocs/javafx/application/Platform.html#startup-java.lang.Runnable >> >> <http://download.java.net/jdk9/jfxdocs/javafx/application/Platform.html#startup-java.lang.Runnable>- >> >> >> On 18 February 2016 at 20:08, Stephen Winnall <st...@winnall.ch> >> <mailto:st...@winnall.ch> wrote: >> >> >>> As I understand it, there are two ways of activating JavaFX: >>> >>> 1) sub-class javafx.application.Application or >>> 2) call javafx.application.Application.launch() >>> >>> >> >> >> >>