<AWT Dev> RfR JDK-8055831 Open Source Java Access Bridge

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Mon Mar 23 10:06:49 UTC 2015

Hello Pete,

In general this looks good. However, to better fit with our intended 
source code file layout, I would prefer if the source was organized by 
the names of the libraries being built, and this would be a good time to 
get it done properly. Something like this:





The header files needed for more than one lib would also go in common, 
otherwise in the specific lib dir. The SetupNativeCompilation calls 
would then not need to list explicit files but would only need to list 
the necessary directories.

There are a number of extra .cpp files in the libaccessbridge dir that 
aren't used in any of the libraries. What is the purpose of those? 
Keeping source code around that is not being built seems strange to me. 
There are also extra .rc files and a bunch of .DEF files. Are the .DEF 
files used for anything? If all these files really need to be included 
in our source base, perhaps sort them out into a 
jdk.accessibility/windows/native/misc dir or something so that it's 
clear what is needed to build the product and what is not?


On 2015-03-21 05:33, Pete Brunet wrote:
> Please review the following patch which will add the code of the Java
> Access Bridge (JAB) and related Java Accessibility Utilities to OpenJDK.
> This code is used by Assistive Technology such as screen readers and
> screen magnifiers used by those who are blind or have low vision.  AT
> use the JAB native API and the JAB in turn uses the Java Accessibility
> API (JAAPI).  For more information on JAAPI see the javax.accessibility
> package.  This is a Windows accessibility solution.
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ptbrunet/JDK-8055831/webrev.00/
> Pete

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