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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: AWT, Java2D and SWING contribution
Date Tue, 30 May 2006 12:50:40 GMT
YAY!

Alexey Petrenko wrote:
>    Dear all,
> 
>    I am glad to announce next contribution to Harmony
> classlib on behalf of Intel. The archive with the contribution
> is uploaded to the following location:
> 
>    http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-528
> 
>    The contribution consists of the following modules:
>        awt – AWT and Java2D packages
>        swing – SWING package
>        misc – utility classes that do not belong to AWT or SWING but
> are used by both modules.
> 
>    We have tested these modules with ClassEditor, JUnit and
> JEdit. Geir has used these modules for demo on JavaOne.
> 
>    The Java2D implementation uses GDI+ library on Windows and
> Xlib on Linux. For more information on AWT and Java2D
> implementation internals, you can read documentation inside
> the awt module.
> 
>    The building system included with the contribution is
> entirely written on ANT. Eclipse 3.1.1 compiler is used for
> compile the Java code. The native code can be built with
> MSVC or Intel C compiler on Windows and GCC or Intel C
> compiler on Linux IA32. The build uses header files and
> libraries from current Harmony workspace. All the resulting
> jars and dynamic libraries are placed in corresponding
> subdirectories of Harmony/deploy directory. You can find
> systematic building instructions in the README.txt file in the archive.
> 
>    However, there are many things to do in these modules such
> as Java 1.5 support, bidirectional text handling, complete implementation
> of drag and drop, HTML and RTF formats support, Multi and Synth
> look-and-feels and others. The java.awt.PrintJob class and image data
> flavors have been removed or commented out because they depend on
> the packages javax.print and javax.imageio respectively, which are not
> available in Harmony yet. Please refer to the README.txt file for bigger
> list of To-Dos and known issues.
> 
>    You are welcome to try the contribution and share your opinion!
> 
> SY, Alexey
> 

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