<i18n dev> <AWT Dev> [8] Review request for 6789984: JPasswordField can not receive keyboard input

Naoto Sato naoto.sato at oracle.com
Tue Nov 6 11:21:04 PST 2012

Hi Anton,

In order for native input methods to not grab the native events, I would 
guess that calling InputMethodAdapter.stopListening() would be the right 
solution to me. Have you tried considering calling this?


On 11/5/12 3:14 AM, Anton Litvinov wrote:
> Hello Naoto,
> Thank you for the review. A call to "endComposition()" was added to the
> shared code for resolution of another problem which was additionally
> observed. The problem consists in the fact that some not completely
> composed string inside JTextField can stay in composition state after
> the focus is moved from JTextField to JPasswordField. This not completed
> string marked with underscore disappears from JTextField at the moment
> when JTextField receives focus again. So I decided to make this string
> disappear when a component with disabled input methods, in current case
> JPasswordField, receives focus by a call to "endComposition()" method.
> Perhaps, it would be better to remove this call from the fix at all,
> because absence of end of text composition during switch of focus
> between component with enabled and disabled input methods can be another
> separate issue, would not it? But, on the other hand, since this fix
> brings the case with not composed string to a view, it should contain
> some solution which is specific to Unix platforms.
> Also a new comment concerning a root cause of the bug from my view point
> and a proposed solution was added to a page of the bug. Since it is not
> visible on "http://bugs.sun.com" yet, it can be seen on Oracle's
> internal bug tracking resource.
> Thank you,
> Anton
> On 11/2/2012 9:08 PM, Naoto Sato wrote:
>> Hi Anton,
>> What's the reason for adding endComposition() in the shared code?
>> endComposition() is supposed to end the unfinished composed string
>> that is currently in composition, and the bug does not mention
>> anything regarding the composition. Also, it looks like the bug is
>> localized only to SCIM on Unix platforms, and calling resetXIC() looks
>> just enough in XIM handling code to me.
>> Naoto
>> On 11/2/12 5:43 AM, Anthony Petrov wrote:
>>> Hi Anton,
>>> I'm not an expert in IM code, but generally the changes look good to me.
>>> I'm also CC'ing i18n-dev@ to take a look at this fix.
>>> My only concern is that you're changing shared code here. Did you run
>>> any IM tests on other platforms to make sure no regressions are
>>> introduced?
>>> Also, could you please add a comment to the bug report explaining the
>>> root cause of the issue and how the proposed solution helps resolve it?
>>> --
>>> best regards,
>>> Anthony
>>> On 11/1/2012 8:40 PM, Anton Litvinov wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> Please review the following fix for a bug.
>>>> Bug: http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6789984
>>>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~alitvinov/6789984/webrev.00
>>>> This bug consists in inability of JPasswordField to react on any
>>>> keyboard events under certain conditions on Linux OS. The webrev does
>>>> not contain any new "jtreg" test, because a particular Linux OS
>>>> distribution with additionally installed packages are required for
>>>> reproduction of the bug.
>>>> Requirements to the environment:
>>>> 1. Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 5.6 x86 64/Oracle Enterprise Linux
>>>> (OEL) 5.5 x86 64
>>>> 2. Package "scim-anthy-1.2.0-6.el5.x86_64" and its all dependent
>>>> packages installed on the OS.
>>>> 3. JDK 8.
>>>> 4. A simple Java Swing application, where a dialog with both
>>>> JTextField and JPasswordField is displayed.
>>>> Thank you,
>>>> Anton

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