Splash screen border

Anthony Petrov anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Tue Apr 30 09:20:31 PDT 2013

Indeed, OpenJDK doesn't call setHasShadow:YES for the window that 
displays a splash screen.

Please feel free to file an RFE at http://bugs.sun.com (or go ahead, fix 
this issue, and post your patch here for a review).

best regards,

On 04/30/2013 07:24 PM, Mike Swingler wrote:
> On Apr 30, 2013, at 8:19 AM, Stephan Aßmus <superstippi at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Am 30.04.2013 um 17:03 schrieb Mike Swingler <swingler at apple.com>:
>>> Are you talking about a stroked line border, or the shadow put on the window by the OS?
>> I can confirm that the Apple Java SE 6 puts a single pixel wide border around the splash-screen with an additional drop-shadow.
> That single line is actually 50% transparent, and effectively part of the shadow drawn by the OS - so, it may be worth requesting that the standard OS window shadow be applied to the window.
>>> On Apr 29, 2013, at 4:50 AM, Anthony Petrov <anthony.petrov at oracle.com> wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>>> On 04/27/13 15:58, Robert Krüger wrote:
>>>>> 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).
> Regards,
> Mike Swingler
> Apple Inc.

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