[vtk-developers] vtkGenerateJavaDependencies

Andy Cedilnik andy.cedilnik at kitware.com
Fri May 9 12:04:30 EDT 2003

Hi John,

I think all that stuff should be removed and generated using
VTK_WRAP_JAVA2. The only thing you should do manually is to create jar
file and tests. I have this in my long term plan, but since it is not
high on the list, it may take a while.


On Fri, 2003-05-09 at 11:22, John Biddiscombe wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've just checked in an addition to the custom CMake rule for Generate Java Dependencies. Being completely new to Java and wanting to build a set of Java wrappers (+jar archive) for some custom vtk classes I found that it only worked if I actually generated all the java stuff inside the vtk build tree. I found this troublesome because I wanted
> vtk.jar (in vtk build tree)
> vtkMine.jar (in my build tree, and containing only the new java classes)
> I had to make my Cmakelists files jump through hoops to do this, by spoofing the VTK_BINARY_PATH etc and VTK_JAVA_HOME because these are hardcoded into some of the custom CMake rules. The only way I could get it to fully link (in Java afterwards) was by adding a USER_JAVA_CLASSPATH variable to my cmakelists and adding a check for this to vtkGenerateJavaDependencies so that the classpath was inserted (in this case, pointing from my build tree back to the vtk java build tree).
> The commit I did was below
> BUG: Add a USER_JAVA_CLASSPATH check so that if the user is building
> Java wrappers outside of the vtk build tree, we can point the classpath
> back to the vtk build tree and pick up the ancestor classes
> I'd like to tweak the vtkGenerateJavaDependencies etc (vtkWrapJava2 also maybe) a bit more if at all possible, to remove any hard coded VTK_BINARY_DIR type references and instead use ones which can be user set.
> Any thoughts?

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