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Re: Java Grey Windows/Blank Windows/Sun are stupid

On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 04:34:37PM +0100, Александър Л. Димитров wrote:
> Hi list,
> let me first say that Sun are incredibly stupid. I mean really. Astoundingly
> stupid. Stultifingly stupid.
> This bug
> http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6429775
> has been closed. Which is wrong, this bug should really be open, because it
> ain't fixed. I'm using a non-reparenting WM (XMonad) and since they've been so
> incredibly unprofessional to hard-code a list of supported WMs into their code
> - or something like it - and XMonad is (like any other tiling WM) not part of
> that list, it's no good. Anyways, they're relying on all WMs to be reparenting,
> which is brain dead. If a WM is not showing up as supported, windows are painted
> grey. No widgets, no buttons, no way to interact.
> This has been a known problem for a while. A long while. There exist several
> workarounds. One of them is to change the toolkit like this:
> AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit java SomeApp.class

yeah, its annoying...

> This is wrong, doesn't always work and has bad side effects. It's not working in
> my case anyways.
> There was another workaround which I remember having employed several times
> successfully already - but I don't remember the details and after a frustrating
> Google search it seems the instructions are nowhere to be found.
> It involved sed -i'ing some obscure java-x-lib and removing xinerama extensions
> and replacing them with something else, like a dummy parameter. But all this
> relys on accurate information about how to do it and I don't know it. Maybe
> those are really two unrelated things (one having to do with WM-names, the other
> with Xinerama extensions being compiled into X libs..) but I think they were at
> least connected. I have xinerama. I need it.
> Does any one of you happen to remember how to resolve this
> frustration of mine?

I know it's three days later, but you're best bet is to go to #xmonad.


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