Oracle ships JRockit Mission Control 4.1
Could it be a launchpad towards further JDK 7 support?
Oracle’s tool suite control centre, that monitors, manages,
profiles, and covertly eliminate memory leaks on any JVM has
recieved a huge renovation, as the company gears towards a
revolutionary voyage into the depths of Java 7.
This is the first minor update since 2010’s 4.0.1, but with the
JRockit Mission Control, it would have to be as cohesive at
co-ordinating as a NASA hub, and offer a plethora of vital tools.
Well, JRockit Mission Control 4.1 certainly ups the ante with new
features such as:
- Support for Oracle JDK 7 in the shape of Java SE 7 and
also the added bonus of local management for Hotspot JDK 1.6 and
- Support for new platforms including Mac OS X and
- No longer in the shadows, Eclipse (3.7) Indigo and later
versions can be run on Mission Control.
- Support for Associating JRockit Flight Recorder File with the
JRockit Mission Control Client on
- Windows. The files with
.jfrextension are opened in the JRockit
Mission Control client by default when you run the following
- The new DTrace Plug-in is available through the update
- Enhancements in Management Console such as improved file
resource operations in the Eclipse environment and zooming
capability for charts.
- Flight Recorder gets new features such as a better GUI editor,
the Thread graph renders thread transition information with
improved selection and zooming.
Markus Eisele details
these improvements much further in his
blog. Oracle say that in the future they
are focusing on support for JDK 7 and the converged
HotSpot/JRockit JVM. The product will be renamed Java Mission
Control as of the 5.0 release. But for now, you
download it at Oracle’s website, fortunately with some helpful
guides to initiate liftoff.