<AWT Dev> Usage of new clipboard APIs in Windows

Sergey Bylokhov Sergey.Bylokhov at oracle.com
Thu Jul 23 23:11:53 UTC 2020

Hi, Daniel.

On 22.07.2020 01:51, Daniel Kamil Kozar wrote:
> Is there any reason why OpenJDK still sticks to the old API, seeing
> how the oldest supported Windows version by latest OpenJDK 8 builds is
> Windows 7? Is there a chance that this such a change will be
> incorporated to OpenJDK 8, given that I provide a patch?

The reason why the new API is not used is that nobody implemented it in AWT.
I think it is fine to push such change to the mainline(currently jdk16),
but the OpenJDK8u will be a different story. It is maintained on jdk8u-dev at openjdk.java.net
and you should ask there about a possible backport of the fix from the mainline to OpenJDK 8u.

Best regards, Sergey.

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