<AWT Dev> Review request for 7132692: [macosx] Class com.apple.eawt not functioning

Anthony Petrov anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Tue Feb 14 05:25:15 PST 2012

Could anyone please review the fix?

best regards,

On 2/13/2012 6:53 PM, Anthony Petrov wrote:
> Hello,
> Please review a fix for http://bugs.sun.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=7132692 at:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~anthony/x-16-eawt-7132692.0/
> With this fix we postpone the initializing of an instance of the 
> ApplicationDelegate class and setting the delegate to the NSApp until 
> after the application itself has been fully initialized. The 
> QueuingApplicationDelegate in libosxapp.dylib will queue all incoming 
> notifications and resend them to the real ApplicationDelegate once it's 
> installed.
> Note that it is still not completely clear to me why we must postpone 
> creating the delegate. It seems that it may be somehow related to 
> loading the nib file which is happening in NSApplicationAWT 
> -finishLaunching: method.
> Given that:
> 1) the QAD ensures we don't miss any notifications,
> 2) the test application starts working correctly after this patch (i.e. 
> the About, Preferences, and Quit menu items generate the expected eawt 
> events), and
> 3) there doesn't appear to be an obvious requirement for the 
> ApplicationDelegate to be initialized earlier,
> I consider this fix is OK. Also, it seems that the fix resolves 7130377 
> ([macosx] Adding Preferences menu results in NPE) as well.
> -- 
> best regards,
> Anthony

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