<AWT Dev> xawt/libmawt.so and headless/libmawt.so
David.Holmes at oracle.com
Wed Apr 20 05:33:33 PDT 2011
Alan Bateman said the following on 04/20/11 21:55:
> David Holmes wrote:
>> It's a different definition of "headless". The JDK can have headful
>> capabilities but operate in headless-mode - all the libs are still
>> present. The SE-Embedded headless JRE has had all the headful libs
>> stripped out. We use the absence of the libs to recognize that this is
>> a headless-JRE and use that to set the java.awt.headless property so
>> that the Java libs act in headless-mode. So the VM drives this.
> I guess I'm wondering if the absence check could be done in the AWT code
> rather than in the VM.
The only glitch I see with that is that the
GraphicsEnvironment.getHeadlessProperty code is Java code while to check
for the native lib we'd need native code.
It's doable I guess, but is it worthwhile? What problem are we trying to
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