Request for review: Bug 100054: Make building the Nimbus look 'n' feel optional

Phil Race Phil.Race at Sun.COM
Thu May 14 22:04:34 UTC 2009

I do think I know what you want. But I consider its a slippery slope as
you have no way of knowing or keeping track of the consequences of
not building a particular component.
I suggest its better to fix the local build problem than push workarounds upstream.


Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> 2009/5/14 Phil Race <Phil.Race at>:
>> There's public API associated with Nimbus in javax.swing.plaf.nimbus
>> so I don't think many people will want to use that facility and it doesn't
>> seem appropriate to have it in the jdk7 source train.
>> -phil.
>> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>> HI all,
>>> I have a simple patch that allows the building of the Nimbus L'n'F
>>> (which has a dependency on a specific version of JIBX, 1.1.5) to be
>>> turned off so the user can trade build simplicity for a lack of Nimbus
>>> support and curved buttons in Swing.
>>> The bug report is here:
>>> And the webrev is here: (still
>>> having some issues getting access to
>>> Thanks,
> In my experience, it's usually a bad idea to pre-judge what people want.
> I created and posted this patch because a number of us working on
> OpenJDK have already had issues trying to build with this enabled.
> I'm not suggesting by any means that you'd want this enabled in a
> production build.  But it helps reduce the build requirements of
> completing an OpenJDK build and, to my mind, allowing more people to
> build OpenJDK allows more people to make worthwhile contributions.
> I've already added this to IcedTea for this reason and I don't see
> what harm it does to have the option available upstream.

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