<Swing Dev> [13] Review Request: 8177960 Deprecate the Swing Motif Look and Feel and document it as unsupported on macOS

Philip Race philip.race at oracle.com
Thu Mar 21 20:57:08 UTC 2019

Yes, please push this - the CSR is approved


On 3/4/19, 8:25 PM, Prasanta Sadhukhan wrote:
> Looks good to me.
> Regards
> Prasanta
> On 05-Mar-19 6:17 AM, Sergey Bylokhov wrote:
>> Hello.
>> Please review the fix for JDK 13.
>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8177960
>> CSR: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8218637
>> Fix: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~serb/8177960/webrev.01
>> This is a request to deprecate the Swing Motif Look and Feel,
>> and document it as unsupported on macOS platform in JDK 13.
>> The Motif L&F has long been part of the Swing implementation
>> shipped with the JDK, although unlike L&Fs such as Metal and
>> Nimbus it is not exposed in Java APIs and not part of the Java SE 
>> specification.
>> This look and feel was implemented as the System look and feel for the
>> Solaris platform at time when the CDE/Motif environment was used the
>> principal supported desktop environment. But it was placed in shared 
>> code
>> and provided and supported on all platforms including Windows and 
>> later macOS.
>> Since it is superseded as a system L&F by the GTK L&F and has limited 
>> use and
>> additionally as a L&F is very dated visually, we would like to 
>> discourage further use.
>> Note in some future release we may remove it completely, or we may 
>> remove
>> it from the shared code to stop distributing it on Windows and macOS.
>> These are mentioned here to give the most possible notice of such
>> possible additional changes.

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