[kaffe] Re: [PATCH] Classpath-AWT merge

jsimmons at pentafluge.infradead.org jsimmons at pentafluge.infradead.org
Thu May 27 15:06:02 PDT 2004

Works pretty good except for disabling a particular awt toolkit. 

On Thu, 27 May 2004, Dalibor Topic wrote:

> Hi,
> this should make Kaffe useable for hacking on Classpath's AWT and swing 
> implementations.
> following the footsteps of Jim Huang, I've created a patch that merges 
> the Classpath AWT into kaffe. It's online at 
> http://www.kaffe.org/~robilad/classpath-awt-merge.diff.bz2 . You'll need 
> to apply the patch with -p 1 if you're applying it from inside kaffe's 
> top source directory.
> You'll also need to put 
> http://www.kaffe.org/~robilad/Klasses.jar.bootstrap in your 
> libraries/javalib for generating all the nice new header files for gtk 
> peers.
> You'll need a few things for classpath's AWT: a recent gtk installation, 
> libart, cairo, pango, ... the latter, the better. For Kaffe's AWT you'll 
> need Xlib and Qt (2/3/Embedded). You'll need developer's packages of 
> these, of course, for the headers (and pkg-config stuff) ;) chances are 
> that the '--without-*awt' options don't work yet, so please make sure 
> you've got all three(X, Qt, Gtk) installed for the build. This is a work 
> in progress, the final checkin will be better tested, and behave nicely, 
> and hopefully be synced up with the gcj gui branch :)
> Since Classpath's AWT only works with pthreads, you'll need to pass 
> --with-threads=unix-pthreads to configure script.
> so, for example on debian unstable, once you've pulled your 
> libgtk2.0-dev, libcairo1-dev, libart-dev, libqt3-dev, and so on, you 
> should be able to build and install kaffe with the 3 AWT implementations 
> with a simple
> ../kaffe/configure --prefix=/tmp/kaffe-cp-awt --with-qtdir=/path/to/qt 
> --with-threads=unix-pthreads && make && make install
> If you install jikes, it should build the class libraries a little faster ;)
> You should have /tmp/kaffe-cp-awt/bin/kaffe, which runs with the 
> classpath AWT, kaffex with the Xlib AWT and kaffeqt with the Qt AWT.
> If you've got a successful build, you could try out the Widgets demo, 
> and end up with something like 
> http://www.kaffe.org/~robilad/kaffe_awt_implementations.png
> I'm using a slightly patched (for compilation problems) version of Steve 
> Augart's portable-native-sync patch 5, afaik. He's up to version 7, 
> meanwhile. thanks to steve for making sure classpath's awt starts 
> becoming useable on jikesrvm and kaffe, too. Many thanks to Jim Huang 
> for actually getting there, and showing that it's possible, and much 
> easier than I though.
> Finally, thanks to James Simmons for figting his way through several 
> 'brown paper bag' patch versions on #kaffe!
> cheers,
> dalibor topic

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