RfR JDK-8167213 Move include/bridge/AccessBridgeCalls.c to the source directory

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at oracle.com
Thu Oct 27 17:37:47 UTC 2016

Should they be kept just in the source and not to be included in the image/include directory?

It’s not clear to me if anyone needs these header files from the JDK image as AccessBridgeCalls.c is obtained from the source.


> On Oct 27, 2016, at 6:48 AM, Pete Brunet <peter.brunet at oracle.com> wrote:
> The .h files are unlicensed in the bundle/install so no need?
> On 10/26/16 11:52 PM, Mandy Chung wrote:
>> Should the same change be applied to the .h files as well?
>> Mandy
>>> On Oct 26, 2016, at 7:24 PM, Pete Brunet <peter.brunet at oracle.com> wrote:
>>> Please review the latest update at
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ptbrunet/JDK-8167213/webrev.03/
>>> The change is to AccessBridgeCalls.c.  The license has been changed from
>>> GPL2 to BSD.  This is because the file was originally unlicensed prior
>>> to being bundled into the JDK and the compiled .obj is linked to by
>>> vendors creating proprietary code.  Vendors will be instructed to
>>> download AccessBridgeCalls.c from the OpenJDK repository.  Also the
>>> include/use of AccessBridgeDebug.h/cpp has been removed.
>>> Please also review readme.html which has been added to
>>> .../jdk/include/win32/bridge.
>>> Pete
>>> On 10/25/16 6:48 AM, Alexandr Scherbatiy wrote:
>>>> The fix looks good to me.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Alexandr.
>>>> On 10/24/2016 1:18 PM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>>>>> The last change looks good and simple to me.
>>>>> /Erik
>>>>> On 2016-10-21 06:55, Pete Brunet wrote:
>>>>>> Please see the latest update
>>>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ptbrunet/JDK-8167213/webrev.02/
>>>>>> The fix now is to simply remove the copy of the AccessBridgeCalls.c
>>>>>> file
>>>>>> into the JDK.
>>>>>> AccessBridgeCalls.c is the implementation of the documented Java Access
>>>>>> Bridge API and is a set of wrapper functions that hides the
>>>>>> complications related to interfacing to JAB's WindowsAccessBridge*.dll.
>>>>>> In the past users of the API would compile and link to
>>>>>> AccessBridgeCalls.c/obj.
>>>>>> Since the interface implementation of AccessBridgeCalls.c will no
>>>>>> longer
>>>>>> be provided the JAB API documentation will be updated to instruct a
>>>>>> user
>>>>>> how to create an equivalent of AccessBridgeCalls.c.  The documentation
>>>>>> will also contain a reference to the JAB 2.0.2 download
>>>>>> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jab-2-0-2-download-354311.html
>>>>>> which does contain AccessBridgeCalls.c and which is compatible with the
>>>>>> current API and related calls into WindowsAccessBridge*.dll.
>>>>>> Pete
>>>>>> On 10/18/16 12:28 PM, Pete Brunet wrote:
>>>>>>> I've updated the webrev.  Please see
>>>>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ptbrunet/JDK-8167213/webrev.01/
>>>>>>> Rather than removing the files needed by Assistive Technology
>>>>>>> developers
>>>>>>> we have to provide them in JDK.  However since there is a .c file
>>>>>>> in the
>>>>>>> group of files the files were moved from the include directory to a
>>>>>>> new
>>>>>>> javaaccessbridge directory.
>>>>>>> On 10/17/16 2:43 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 2016-10-14 17:51, Pete Brunet wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Please review the following.
>>>>>>>>> The .h files and .c file provided to allow Assistive Technology to
>>>>>>>>> interface to the Java Access Bridge API are being removed from
>>>>>>>>> the built
>>>>>>>>> JRE/JDK images.  They are not used much and they can be obtained
>>>>>>>>> online
>>>>>>>>> via the OpenJDK web site.  The pubs will be updated to mention the
>>>>>>>>> location of the files.
>>>>>>>>> Since there is a .c file in this group of files the directory
>>>>>>>>> structure
>>>>>>>>> has been changed slightly to remove the include directory.
>>>>>>>>> There was one file missing from the group of files needed by
>>>>>>>>> developers
>>>>>>>>> and that was moved from the common to the bridge directory.
>>>>>>>>> The make was updated in response to the above.
>>>>>>>>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8167213
>>>>>>>>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ptbrunet/JDK-8167213/webrev.00/
>>>>>>>> Build changes looks good to me.
>>>>>>>> /Magnus

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