[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] RFR: JDK-8196218: [linux] libfontmanager should be linked against headless awt library

Severin Gehwolf sgehwolf at redhat.com
Fri Jan 26 17:28:30 UTC 2018


On Fri, 2018-01-26 at 09:18 -0800, Phil Race wrote:
> 
> On 01/26/2018 09:02 AM, Severin Gehwolf wrote:
> > Any thoughts on the LDFLAGS filtering? Shouldn't this only be done on
> > platforms that need it? solaris, linux, aix should already be fine
> > without filtering.
> 
> Only to say I really don't understand it :-)
> But I think it is historical baggage.
> 
> 
> Erik said :-
>  > I would assume that at some point there was a reason for not adding 
> -lawt_headless to libfontmanager
> 
> There was a time (1.4) when ONLY Solaris had a separate headless library.
> I alluded to this in https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8071710
> Headless for Linux was added in 1.5.
> 
> So we may be dealing with some really old technical debt.

OK. Thanks, Erik, Phil!

Cheers,
Severin


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