<AWT Dev> Review-request for 8048731: JEP 272: Platform-Specific Desktop Features

Michael Hall mik3hall at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 00:47:26 UTC 2015

> On Nov 19, 2015, at 3:40 PM, Anthony Vanelverdinghe <anthony.vanelverdinghe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alexander
> One thing I strongly feel should be revisited, is the FileManager API. 

https://github.com/mik3hall/trz <https://github.com/mik3hall/trz>
is a project of mine mostly related to platform specific, OS X, nio.2 api’s.
It even includes FileManager itself since continuing support for that seemed questionable at one time.
I gave it a companion class FileHelper to sort of demo that these api’s could be extended.
Most of it though was exposing various OS X file api’s as nio.2 file attributes.
Didn’t succeed yet in extending it to include a native WatchService. 

Having an available platform specific filesystem where you can do different things for a particular OS I thought wasn’t a bad idea.
Whether awt/desktop would be the place to implement something like that I don’t know.

Michael Hall

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