<AWT Dev> delivery of mouse events

Oleg Sukhodolsky Oleg.Sukhodolsky at Sun.COM
Tue Jan 22 01:02:09 PST 2008

Hi Brent,

could you please provide more accurate description of the feature you 

Thanks, Oleg.

Brent Baccala wrote:
> Hi -
> Several years ago, while working with a tablet PC, I developed a patch
> to AWT that delivered all mouse events to the application.  This was
> for pen applications that wanted to track exactly how the user had
> moved the pen, as opposed to the default behavior, which was to
> discard extraneous mouse motion events.
> I only did this for X Windows, and it wasn't done as an option - I
> "selected" this feature according to which version of rt.jar I used.
> Anyway, now that this is open source, is this a feature we'd like to
> see added to AWT?  (I'm assuming it hasn't been done already)
> If so, it should probably be a runtime option.  Any suggestions for
> how to turn it on and off?
>                     -bwb
>                     Brent Baccala
>                     cosine at freesoft.org

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