kaffe and Swing

Archie Cobbs archie at whistle.com
Tue Aug 18 09:30:52 PDT 1998

Peter C. Mehlitz writes:
> >Has anyone successfuly use swing classes with Kaffe?
> In the works (sorry, no other news yet). Swing doesn't run on top of the specs
> but require JDK-specific "behavior" (most notably a mix of deprecated /
> non-deprecated delegation). Mainly because of efficiency, some of the required
> changes (e.g. by SwingGraphics, which is derived *and* delegates from/to
> java.awt.Graphics) will probably not make it into the standard classes
> (example: we don't want to create a new char[] for every drawString() because
> of the "missing" drawString() delegation in SwingGraphics), but rather end up
> in some kind of a "Swing compatibility module".

If you haven't already, it's worth filing a bug describing these
bogosities with Sun.. maybe in the next release of 1.2 they'll
fix it. At the least, you get to see their reply. They've been
pretty good at responding to a couple of JDK bugs I've filed in
the past.


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