[kaffe] problem displaying GIF/JPEG on StrongArm

Jukka Santala jsantala at tml.hut.fi
Tue May 7 00:54:23 PDT 2002

On Mon, 6 May 2002, Monika Baraniuk wrote:
> I'm running kaffe 1.0.6 on IPAQ. I'm able to run the Widget Demo. It
> runs fine, however it does not show the transvirtual logo (JPEG) at the
> bottom of the window. With my own Java application, I would like to
> display GIF images, but kaffe VM fails to display them. I installed
> libungif, but it did not solved my problem either.
> Any suggestion on my problem?

I believe the desktop edition build of Kaffe that's available for Familiar
has been compiled without image-file support; the default toolchain from
handhelds.org doesn't include these libraries, and Kaffe's configure
notices that, disabling those features (It would be impossible to link to
them without the libraries and headers).

The solution is to compile your own - this can be a bit involved, since
you need to get the toolchain and apprpriate extra libs etc. I'll probably
provide a recent build for Familiar myself soon as well (
http://www.tml.hut.fi/~jsantala/feed ) but I was hoping to get Xsmiles
working on it on the desktop first before getting to that. There's an
experimental build of the custom edition with a few mods for debug /
Xsmiles already, but that runs on framebuffer only.

 -Jukka Santala

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