[GridBagLayout] Orientation- & Baseline-relative GridBagConstraints.anchor not implemented?

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Thu Apr 16 18:06:03 UTC 2015

----- Original Message -----
> BTW, Andrew, when I am reading the requirements for contributing to GNU
> Classpath, I remember that Sun has released Java under the GPL:
> https://www.fsf.org/news/fsf-welcomes-gpl-java.html
> So, do we still need to implement the orientation- & baseline-anchor
> behaviors from scratch instead of simply taking Sun's GPLed code?
> BTW, I haven't looked into Sun's code. So, I can still do the clean room
> implementation.

Sun (now Oracle)'s code is available as part of the OpenJDK project.
The intention with GNU Classpath is still to provide a clean-room implementation
rather than import wholesale chunks of their code.

However, if you just want quick access to a 1.7 version of GridBag, a quicker
solution may be to just use the OpenJDK package on your distro.

For what it's worth:


lists the current state of GNU Classpath compared with the 1.7 API.

> Thanks.
> --
> Best regards,
> Eus

Andrew :)

Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (http://www.redhat.com)

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