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

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed Apr 20 04:55:28 PDT 2011

David Holmes wrote:
> It's a different definition of "headless". The JDK can have headful 
> capabilities but operate in headless-mode - all the libs are still 
> present. The SE-Embedded headless JRE has had all the headful libs 
> stripped out. We use the absence of the libs to recognize that this is 
> a headless-JRE and use that to set the java.awt.headless property so 
> that the Java libs act in headless-mode. So the VM drives this.
I guess I'm wondering if the absence check could be done in the AWT code 
rather than in the VM.


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