<AWT Dev> xawt/libmawt.so and headless/libmawt.so

David Holmes David.Holmes at oracle.com
Tue Apr 19 17:32:07 PDT 2011

Hi Alan,

Alan Bateman said the following on 04/20/11 01:46:
> I'm currently looking at the location of our native libraries (the 
> context is jigsaw, not jdk7) and I'm wondering about xawt/libmawt.so and 
> headless/libmawt.so. Would I be correct to say that they aren't strictly 
> required to be a sub-directory and if given unique names there wouldn't 
> be an issue if they were located in the same directory as the other 
> native libraries for the desktop area?

libmawt.so is known to the VM. We use it with Embedded to detect if we 
are currently running our headless JRE or not: if xawt/libmawt.so (or 
motif21/libxawt.so) isn't present then it is an Embedded headless JRE.

So any change here would have to be coordinated with a VM change.

Glad I was subscribing to this list :)


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