kaffe-0.9.0 problem with fonts?

Peter C. Mehlitz pm at biss-net.com
Fri May 23 07:22:51 PDT 1997

Good analysis! The main problem IS the change in fundamental mechanisms in AWT
1.1 (AWTEvents instead of Events, changed peer interfaces etc.). Getting BISS
AWT to work "somehow" on AWT 1.1 wasn't a big problem. Getting it to work nice
and clean really is a different story. For instance, AWT 1.1 generates - partly
wrong - java.awt.Events out of AWTEvents, which makes BISS AWT less efficient
and more vulnerable (because it uses the "old", generic events heavily). Rather
than doing some quick hacks, we're currently trying to exploit the lightweight
components to implement the BISS widgets. That means, their specific interface
will remain the same (it already IS as powerful as the AWT 1.1 delegation
model), but the underlying implementation might change a lot (with respect to
peers and bases). I really would like to leapfrog Suns peer based 1.1 design to
end up with a model they can't change for a while (the 1.2 JFC).

> Some of these features almost seem like they were copied from Biss-AWT

I'm glad somebody else noticed that :-)


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