Wednesday, September 20, 2006

GAH!

You can't use a java.awt.Color in WebObjects, because to use AWT at all on OS X requires connection to the WindowServer.  And unless you're mad, you probably aren't running your WOA as root.  This means I can't do things like, ooh, I don't know, making a PDF table have a white border instead of a black one.

2 comments:

Nigel Kersten said...

really? I don't do WebObjects, but I've been using java.awt stuff without a connection to the WindowServer by using:

java.awt.headless=true

when launching Tomcat.

Does this not work?

leeg said...

Hmmm...it's no longer my web app to care about, but that probably would work. The point is that it's senseless; the java.awt.Color class just defines a colourspace (in this case, sRGB) and a colour, none of which needs to talk to a graphical environment. It's not like I want to draw a line...