Splash screen border

Anthony Petrov anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Mon Apr 29 04:50:52 PDT 2013

Hi Robert,

OpenJDK has never displayed a border for splash screens on any 
platforms. This is because a splash screen image may not be rectangular, 
may be colored differently in various applications, or even be 
semi-transparent. Showing a solid rectangular border around it might not 
look good in all cases.

When porting OpenJDK to the Mac platform we decided to keep this 
behavior in order to allow Java applications to look the same on all 
platforms supported by OpenJDK. If your application requires a border 
around your splash screen, then you should update the images you use to 
display the splash screen.

best regards,

On 04/27/13 15:58, Robert Krüger wrote:
> Hi,
> there is a difference between JDK6 (Apple) and OpenJDK8. The splash screen
> has a border when starting with the Apple JDK and it has not for OpenJDK.
> Of course, this is really easy to work around by adding the border to the
> splash screen image. I would only like to know if this is a conscious
> decision or an oversight (maybe even with a bug id that I can track) or if
> I should do anything differently (like setting a parameter somewhere).
> Thanks,
> Robert

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