On windows headless is simply a state.
But Solaris/Linux have "true" headless builds where there are headless
(stub) versions of UI libraries.
And I think that headless is a valid JCK mode .. you can pass JCK in
on platforms that don't support UI. But I'd check the JCK guys on that one,
don't take my word for it.
On 2/14/2012 6:49 AM, Michael McMahon wrote:
> On 14/02/12 13:47, Fredrik Öhrström wrote:
>> Is the use of HEADLESS in gcc.make (linux and bsd) an archaeological
>> remnant and should be removed? (No source in the hotspot repo looks a
>> the HEADLESS define.)
>> Is there any reason to not build a headless version of awt? (ie modify
>> BUILD_HEADLESS to not be defined.)
>> It seeems like headless is not currently built on bsd/macosx/windows,
>> but it is built on solaris and linux?
> It's being built on macosx as well.
> - Michael.