Re: [dwm] issues with java apps

From: pancake <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 20:04:35 +0100 (CET)

This is a bug in the JDK. Is known by sun and us.

Read the mailing archives for more info. You'll find the related source code
where dwm is restricted as a non valid window manager for Java...

well ..the real thing is that they check if the WM is in it's list of
supported wm (icewm, metacity....), and if it's not make things go wrong.

afaik it works perfectly with GNU Classpath, and gnu classpath people is
also notified about this stuff, they tried to talk with sun people to make
them fix this stuff, but seems that nothing changed since then.

/me hopes to see this fixed in 1.7


> As far as I can tell:
> - java JFrame instances don't receive a window resized event when the
> window is resized with a Mod1Mask+RMB drag
> - awt menus don't follow the window when the latter is moved around the
> screen with Mod1Mas+LMB drag
> I am using the default java 1.6.0 settings. Note all the above are fixed
> when using AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit , so te question is: have the java
> guys been notified of this issues? Did they care at all to reply?
> Albert
Received on Mon Mar 05 2007 - 20:04:25 UTC

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