<AWT Dev> [8] Review Request for 8010009 : [macosx] Unable type into online word games on MacOSX

Anthony Petrov anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Tue Apr 2 02:20:11 PDT 2013

Hi Petr,

There's a similar code in Glass already (see GlassViewDelegate.m), it 
looks like this:

>             // Quirk in Firefox: If we have to generate a key-typed and this
>             // event is a repeat we will also need to generate a fake RELEASE event
>             // because we won't see a key-release.
>             if ([theEvent isARepeat]) {
>                 SEND_KEY_EVENT(com_sun_glass_events_KeyEvent_RELEASE);
>             }

Have you investigated the -isARepeat flag and whether we want to do the 
same in JDK?

best regards,

On 4/1/2013 17:42, Petr Pchelko wrote:
> Hello, AWT team.
> Please review the fix for the following issue:
> http://bugs.sun.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=8010009
> The fix is available at:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~pchelko/8010009/webrev.00/
> The problem occurred because we use input methods for plugin keyboard 
> input. So when the text from the input method comes only KEY_TYPED 
> events were synthesized. Now we also synthesize KEY_RELEASED events. 
> Additionally, the last keyCode should be stored because some swing code 
> relies on the keyCode for the KEY_RELEASED event.
> There still are 2 issues around this:
> 1. Firefox has a very strange behavior when user types extremely fast. 
>  KeyReleased events come from the browser, while they should not 
> according to the NPAPI specification.  I suppose it is a bug in 
> Firefox. I did not add any workaround for this issue, because I there is 
> no way to add it safely. The workaround could possible break the 
> existing code. So I suppose it is better to file a bug to Mozilla.
> 2. The game from Pogo does not expect some possible combinations of 
> events coming and skips squares if you type for example  "  'r  " . This 
> should probably be filed to Pogo Games.
> With best regards. Petr.

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