<AWT Dev> Can't compile (external) code against sun.awt.event package?

Mario Torre neugens.limasoftware at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 14:30:57 PDT 2011

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the explanation. Since we compile cacio against the rt.jar that would make sense...

On the other end, this is a problem, since building cacio will require a source distribution now... Is there any way to force javac to tolerate "friendly" code?

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Il giorno 28/set/2011, alle ore 23:19, Phil Race ha scritto:

> jSince JDK 1.6, javac has disabled access to new *internal* classes/packages.
> But it only operates when compiling against an rt.jar image, not your just built class files ..
> So I'd suppose that sun.awt.event was new in 1.6 or later.
> -phil.
> On 9/28/2011 2:05 PM, Roman Kennke wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to compile the Cacio project against vanilla OpenJDK7. One
>> of the classes references IgnorePaintEvent. This class cannot be
>> compiled:
>> [INFO] Compilation failure
>> /home/roman/src/hg/caciocavallo/shared/src/main/java/sun/awt/peer/cacio/CacioComponentPeer.java:[70,20] error: package sun.awt.event does not exist
>> /home/roman/src/hg/caciocavallo/shared/src/main/java/sun/awt/peer/cacio/CacioComponentPeer.java:[726,20] error: cannot find symbol
>> It used to work when I explicitely set the bootclasspath to an OpenJDK
>> build that I just built before (snippet from ant script:
>>         <javac srcdir="${dir.src.shared.classes}"
>>                destdir="${dir.build.shared.classes}"
>>                bootclasspath="${openjdk}/classes"
>>                debug="${compile.debug}"
>>                 />
>> However, now that JDK7 is out I was thinking it would be great to
>> compile against a vanilla OpenJDK7 rt.jar. I verified that the class is
>> in that rt.jar and that I am really using the JDK7 javac. I wonder why
>> javac cannot find it. Cacio code uses a lot of other internal classes
>> (sun.awt.AppContext, sun.awt.SunToolkit, etc etc) and it only issues
>> warnings about those. I think I must be missing something...
>> Regards, Roman

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