<AWT Dev> Patch for JTreg test java/awt/Mixing/LWPopupMenu.java

Pavel Tisnovsky ptisnovs at redhat.com
Fri Oct 2 00:19:23 PDT 2009

Hi Anthony,

thank you for your comments, I'll try Gnome instead of Fluxbox for 
regression testing.


Anthony Petrov wrote:
> Hmmm... Thanks for providing the info.
> On the second thought, I see that that isn't a problem in the test. AWT 
> (and I presume, Swing) has many tests that work that way: display both a 
> test frame and the dialog with the instructions/test output. Which means 
> that hypothetically they all can fail. Do we want to add this toFront() 
> call in the majority of our automated tests? I think the answer is 
> negative.
> What we observe here is an awkward behavior of a particular window 
> manager - the Fluxbox. Note that XToolkit officially supports the 
> Metacity window manager only (in 6, the CDE/dtwm is supported as well). 
> Of course, sometimes we do indeed add some workarounds for rather 
> popular window managers, e.g. for KDE, or Compiz. This, however, is not 
> a general practice/requirement.
> The list of officially supported window managers enables us to develop 
> regression tests that pass when a fix works, and fail when it doesn't. 
> And our tests are designed to work correctly on officially supported 
> window managers only, because other WMs may bring some side-effects 
> that, at least, should not be work-around'ed in the code of the tests 
> themselves.
> So, this issue looks like an AWT bug, rather than a test problem. 
> Moreover, that isn't even a bug, but an RFE to add better support for 
> the Fluxbox in XToolkit.
> -- 

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