<AWT Dev> <Awt Dev> [9] Review Request for 8025815: Child FileDialog of modal dialog does not get focus on Gnome

Alexander Zvegintsev alexander.zvegintsev at oracle.com
Mon Jul 13 16:21:53 UTC 2015

Hello Semyon,

the fix itself look good to me, but the test seems to be broken, it 
passes for me before the fix and fails after( Ubuntu 14.04, Unity)



On 07/13/2015 04:59 PM, Semyon Sadetsky wrote:
> Hello,
> Please review fix for JDK9:
> bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8025815
> wbrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ssadetsky/8025815/webrev.00/
> The root cause is a mixing of GTK and XLib windows. Normally Java uses 
> XLib windows and manage focus transitivity on its side. But for the 
> file chooser we use a native GTK widget if it is available and this 
> widget is crated without parent window because we don't have any other 
> GTK windows. This breaks the focus transitivity chain on Java side 
> because focus is managed by the WM for GTK dialog. Without parent 
> window the GTK file dialog is managed by the WM as a detached 
> standalone window. So modality and focus transitivity with Java 
> windows do not work correctly: the dialog can be overlapped by other 
> java windows and focus can be transferred to them.
> The proposed solution obtains XID of the GTK dialog window and pass it 
> to the java side to take into account in the focus transitivity chain 
> by sending messages to the WM.
> Yet another issue I found in the GTK file chooser code is a dispose 
> concurrency issue. The GTK dialog widget is being created in a 
> separate thread upon the setVisible(true) call but it can be hidden or 
> disposed without any synchronization with this thread. It can prevent 
> the VM from stopping if the dialog is hidden or disposed right after 
> its creation. This also was fixed in the proposed solution.
> --Semyon

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