Findings on JDK-8211302

Pankaj Bansal pankaj.b.bansal at
Mon May 13 13:38:37 UTC 2019

Hello Thiago,

This solution was proposed by one of the engineers in Oracle sometime back and we have tested it. This does not seem to solve the issue. If you wish to try this, please take the patch [1], which is attached in the bug JDK-8211302. This patch neatly defines the function depending upon the gtk version. You can test this patch and let us know if you could make this work.



-----Original Message-----
From: Thiago Milczarek Sayao [mailto:thiago.sayao at] 
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2019 6:59 PM
To: openjfx-dev at
Subject: Findings on JDK-8211302


I have been looking into JDK-8211302.

Did not find a solution, but the problem is because gdk_drag_context_get_selected_action(event->context) is returning ZERO. That's also why the cursor does not update on the drop location. Subsequent events do not get fired to complete the drop, because it falls on the abort code below:

static void process_dnd_source_mouse_release(GdkWindow *window, GdkEventButton *event) {


    if (gdk_drag_context_get_selected_action(get_drag_context())) {
        gdk_drag_drop(get_drag_context(), GDK_CURRENT_TIME);
    } else {
        gdk_drag_abort(get_drag_context(), GDK_CURRENT_TIME);
        /* let the gdk_drag_abort messages handled before finish */
        gdk_threads_add_idle((GSourceFunc) dnd_finish_callback, NULL);

I also suspect this will be needed, and it was introduced in GDK 3.20:

gdk_drag_drop_done(get_drag_context(), TRUE)

One solution is to check the version on build, other is to bundle the GTK lib (which makes it more safe to GDK changes).


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