[kaffe] ppc: mouse keyboard problems with kaffe 1.1.7rc1

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Mar 16 11:05:41 PST 2006

Hi Mark,

Am Mittwoch, 15. März 2006 20:47 schrieb Mark Wielaard:
> Thanks. I see no key event is ever received by the Frame (this is on x86
> for me). I have filed this as bug #26703
> http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=26703

thanks for testing and filing the bug.

> Do you happen to know if this ever worked with kaffe in the past?

To give you my full history:
First I have tried:
a) Mandriva (ia586) with their cooker kaffe package, probably
Kaffe CVS from CVS (20060204) worked fine for me on the games.yahoo.com/go 
applets, I believe that this will use the classpath implementation of swing.

Next I wanted this on powerpc and tried

b) kaffe-1.1.7rc1 (my Debian backport on ppc):
The go applet did display fine, but did not receive mouse or key events.
Out of curiousiy I went deeper into the problem and thought it might be
a ppc related problem, because it seemed to work on ia586 with seemingly
the same version.

Now I was looking at 
c) running example applications from www.javabuch.de
using awt and swing on Debian. I found out that mouse and keyboard
events did not work with the default setting, but worked 
using kaffe's other awt implementation;  
e.g. with kaffe -Xkaffe-xlib-awt TestKeyEvents  .

Trying to report the presumatley ppc related bug I have now learned:
d) There seems to be generic event bugs in classpath for kaffe.

And know looking closer I also see
e) Mandriva has probably packages a CVS version after 1.1.7rc1 of Kaffe.

Conclusion: next steps for me would be, 
i) try to test another version of classpath. I am unsure how to do this with 
kaffe without a new Debian version, so I might try jamvm, if this is easier 
on Debian.
ii) Retest my two testcases for Mandriva.


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