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Re: Swing (more screenshots)

From: Thomas Fitzsimmons
Subject: Re: Swing (more screenshots)
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 13:41:18 -0400

On Fri, 2005-10-07 at 15:24 +0200, Norman Hendrich wrote:
> Hello all,
> a while ago I made myself some enemies complaining about the AWT/Swing
> support in gcj (
> Back then, I was really frustrated about obscure compiler bugs in gcj
> being fixed within minutes, while even small test programs like many
> of the Swing-trail examples from the Java tutorial would crash...
> Since then, I swiched from testing gcj+classpath to jamvm+classpath.
> Overall, the progress with Swing is really astonishing, despite a few
> drawbacks due to added functionality (like the accessibility stuff,
> better plaf support, and the repainting refactoring).
> ---
> Perhaps submitting bug reports with testcases made all the difference?

Yes, it really did.  Bug reports with test cases help us focus our
development efforts and make fixing problems much easier.


> (1) fix JScrollPane and JViewport
> (2) make JTextField and JTextArea more robust
> (3) implement the missing bits of Graphics2D (fix segfaults)

Yes, Graphics2D is in terrible shape.  I'm currently working on ImageIO,
but I'll turn my attention to GdkGraphics2D next, and you'll see your
bug list dwindling.

Thank you for your continued testing efforts!


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