<AWT Dev> Bug 6913179: The java.awt.FileDialog should use native GTK file chooser on linux distros

Anthony Petrov Anthony.Petrov at Sun.COM
Tue Jan 12 07:30:44 PST 2010

On 01/12/2010 01:28 AM, Costantino Cerbo wrote:
>> That would be awesome. We certainly don't want to introduce a hard
>> dependency on the presence of the GTK libraries to run Java programs.
> Ok, than I will create a separate GtkFileDialogPeer.
> Is there already a way in the JDK to detect the presence of the GTK
> libraries, so that in this case
> sun.awt.X11.XToolkit#createFileDialog(FileDialog) can return
> GtkFileDialogPeer instead of XFileDialogPeer?

grep reveals the following:


>> That better be addresses with a separate fix. Currently we don't have an
>> implementation for that functionality on the MS Windows platform, so the
>> fix would have to introduce both Windows and X11 versions.
> Okay, we can temporarily leave out this functionality. Anyway do you
> agree that it's a good idea?
> I can do the fix for the X11 platform.

This is a good idea, but still we need this implemented on both 
platforms at once.

>> You can do incremental builds (i.e. running the make at make/sun/xawt or
>> make/sun|java/awt) only after you have compiled the whole OpenJDK.
> I have compiled the whole OpenJDK without problem and then I've set
> this variable:
>   export ALT_JDK_IMPORT_PATH=/home/c.cerbo/openjdk/jdk7/mytl/build/linux-i586/j2sdk-image
> but I get still the errors that I've attached in my previous mail.

You don't need to set the variable or otherwise alter your environment 
after building the whole jdk. Just cd to a sub-directory (e.g. sun/xawt) 
and run make the same way you ran it to get the full build.

best regards,

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