[ubuntu-uk] Annoying stuff about Ubuntu Unity

Bruno Girin brunogirin at gmail.com
Wed May 2 22:08:53 UTC 2012

On 02/05/12 08:29, Alan Lord (News) wrote:
> On 02/05/12 01:15, Alan Pope wrote:
>> I had a chat with a couple of the developers today. It seems one of
>> the big issues they have is that java doesn't export any information
>> about the application running through X. So it doesn't let on what pid
>> the windows belong to, what application is running in the window etc.
>> So doing the window matching is incredibly hard.
>> The fix apparently is to fix java to export that data.
> That is interesting. Thanks for looking into it.
> But it does beg the thought... in earlier versions of Gnome/Ubuntu
> (10.10 for me until Sunday morning) this wasn't an issue. I had a load
> of buttons along the bottom panel to show me what apps I had running
> (minimised or not). And Talend/Eclipse etc. did work. Now they don't.
> I doubt Java has changed that much so I would consider this a regression.

Actually it has, especially JDK 7, which has caused untold problems to a
large number of people. There was a very lively discussion at FOSDEM on
that topic. The good news is that the OpenJDK maintainers are quite keen
to fix things. What version of the JDK are you using? If you are using
7, do you have the same problem with 6?



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