Building Kaffe with GTK AWT

Marc Haisenko marc.haisenko at
Fri Apr 12 08:15:10 PDT 2002

Hi folks,
	I'm developing a STB using Linux on which we run a Java AWT app. Because of 
space saving issues we'd like to get rid of X Window and use the framebuffer 
instead. Now, GTK can be compiled to use the FB instead of X, and I've read 
that Kaffe can be compiled to use GTK as the underlying layering for AWT, 
thus making Kaffe able to run Java AWT apps on the framebuffer.

My problem is, I can't find any instructions on how to actually compile Kaffe 
to use GTK instead of X. I've downloaded and untarred Kaffe 1.0.6 and 
gtkawt.tar.gz, copied the content into the Kaffe source tree and am now 
puzzled with how to go on. There seems to be no switch in the configure 
script and there seems to be not a single document about this, not in the 
source, not on the Kaffe web site and according to Google not on the net at 

So, can somebody give me the needed hints ? Or is the GTK AWT dead ? If so, 
does someone know of an alternative to get an AWT for the Linux framebuffer ?

Thnx a lot,

Marc Haisenko
Software for People AG
Münchner Str. 45
Germany - 82131 Gauting
mailto: marc.haisenko at
mailto: axl at

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