Call for Compliance of Java(tm) Technology with the 4 Freedoms of Software

While being asked about JavaFX and whatever other Oracle, Google or
whatever technology, all I can say: I don’t really care – as long it’s free
and complies w/ the 4 freedoms of software.

Lately Oracle even made the proposal JEP 178: Statically-Linked JNI Libraries,
allowing Java applications using JNI within a statically deployed runtime. Read: May work on Apple’s iOS.

IMHO the real issue of being able to deploy ‘Java Tech’ on any platform including mobile/embedded devices is not whether Oracle allows static JNI linkage,
but to allow deploying a custom JRE in the first place.
It is Oracle herself who restricts her patent grant to non embedded devices, hence ‘Java Tech’ does not comply w/ the 4 freedoms of software, see:

Call for Compliance of Java Technology with the 4 Freedoms of Software

IMHO the most advancement Oracle could make to ‘Java Tech’ would be
a general patent and license grant, so you actually would be able to
legally use and deploy your Java’ish builds anywhere and be free
without the hassles and fears of a multimillion dollar battle.
Let it be a build based on OpenJDK, Apache Harmony, DalvikVM .. or whatever :)

Just my 2 cents ..

[Java is a registered trademark of Oracle, Incl.]

Reinstating Democracy in Foreign Policy

Summary

This article is of naive nature, a desperate writeup to partake in our democratic system
regarding our involvement in the world wars.

After WW2 war methodology (strategy and tactics) has changed
from direct confrontation to delegated proxy wars.

This article asks the German and European government
to put a stop on participating in non declared wars
in which we currently are involved, directly or by proxy!

This article asks to put a stop on the current ‘Foreign Intervention Policy’
and scale back to trade and diplomacy as we were until 1994[20].

One problem with proxy and non declared wars as well as with
non public foreign interventionism, is that they circumvent the democratic mechanisms.

Citizens are not able to build an informed judgment about foreign world policy
if governments are hiding their war activities and goals behind weapon supplies,
support of ‘activists’ and so called humanitarian missions.

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JogAmp @ SIGGRAPH 2012

Dear Team & Users,

it’s crunchtime ..

JogAmp will have it’s annual BOF @ SIGGRAPH 2012.

If you are around, we hope you have a chance to to attend
and meet w/ us.

Afterwards we may like to dine & wine together, if possible.

JogAmp: 2D/3D & Multimedia Across Devices

Tuesday, 7 August 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

JogAmp provides OpenGL and OpenCL across devices using Java. Showcasing font,
UI and video, high-level API utilization (Ardor3D, Java3D, etc.), and
applications on Android, Linux, Window, OSX, and Solaris.

JogAmp Community

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JogAmp Release v2.0-rc9 / Wiki ..

Today the v2.0-rc9 release has been notified w/ details.

http://jogamp.org/wiki/index.php/Release_2.0-rc9

http://jogamp.org/deployment/v2.0-rc9/

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Jogl/JogAmp Status Update ..

Last weeks the new video streaming feature GLMediaPlayer
was added for Android and machines w/ Libav/FFmpeg pre-installed.

We produced a presentation video showcasing JogAmp’s objectives:

Jogl/JogAmp on the Web, Desktop and Mobile 2012

RC6 is now underway, I still have to add some supplied patches and walk through the buglist though.
However, this time I have to complete this task until tomorrow regardless whether I could complete the bug walk or not.

Cheers, Sven

Jogl/JogAmp RC6 Beta / Linux Armv7 Builds

Besides adding proper Mac OS X support (10.5.8 – 10.7.*, incl. OpenJDK7),
OpenGL 4.2 and latest EGL, ES1 and ES2 extension updates and lot’s of stabilization’s,
Xerxes RĂ„nby and myself worked on a proper Linux ARMv7 support.
Both were able to test on Omap4 (Pandaboard ES), Tegra2 (AC100), where Xerxes also tested on other machines, eg. Nokia N9 MeeGo.

Even though GlueGen and JOGL in general support EGL and ES1/ES2 since 2008 incl. the GL profile selection,
we figured we need better support for multiple GL implementations on one platform, Mesa3D software and the hardware EGL/ES ones.
Without tweaking your default configuration, JOGL chooses the right implementation for the desired profile,
e.g. hardware accelerate GLES2 for the desired common GL2ES2 profile on your mobile device, even though Mesa is installed.
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JogAmp Release v2.0-rc4

After tons of bug fixes and Mac OS X, Solaris and Android platform support
we finally have v2.0-rc4.

Besides many important bug fixes this release supports
Mac OS X 10.6.4 and 10.7.

The Applet browser plugin is also enhanced and validated
on all platforms for FF, Chrome, Safari and IE where supported.

http://jogamp.org/deployment/jogamp-current/jogl-test-applets.html
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JOGL Test Statistics (Linux, Windows and OS X)

To conclude my today series of blog entries, I thought it might be a good idea to show our automatic test statistics.

Here are the latest good and failed test charts for all platforms:

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Test Stats 20111013 All


Test Stats 20111013 All - Errors Only

Jogl OS X Port is Nigh :)

Since the mouse features were to easy to add and my Android vacation should take a bit longer, our OS X port was a good candidate to burn some hours I don’t have.

What should work for OS X by now:

  • NEWT Top-Level Windowing
  • NEWT Child Window w/ NEWT Parent
  • NEWT Child Window w/ AWT Parent
  • JOGL incl. shared context
  • NEWT works w/ AWT enabled JVM out of the box
  • Method to execute a Runnable on the MainThread
  • The new native Jar loading facility (Application, Applet, Webstart)

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New NEWT Mouse Features

After doing all the Android work, I thought I need a break and finally
added the NEWT mouse features some are desiring:

  • Visibility
    set pointer visible or invisible
  • Confined
    confine pointer to window, or not
  • Warp
    set mouse position within the window

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