<AWT Dev> [8] Review request for 8005465: [macosx] Evaluate if checking for the -XstartOnFirstThread is still needed in awt.m

Anthony Petrov anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Fri Dec 28 08:58:49 PST 2012

On 12/28/2012 20:36, Sergey Bylokhov wrote:
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~anthony/8-52-startOnFirstThreadCheck-8005465.0/ 
>> 2. Introducing an AWTKeepAlive thread activated in the embedded mode 
>> only. This thread will send an event to the native event queue every 
>> 500ms as long as there are active AWT objects present. This activity 
>> will notify the embedder toolkit that the Java application as a whole 
>> is still alive and needs not exit yet.
> Why it wasn't necessary for awt-swt bridge?

I don't know. Perhaps we should ask someone who's familiar with SWT? 
Steve? How does SWT determine that AWT is dead and therefore it's OK to 
terminate the native event loop and exit on the Mac?

best regards,

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