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JNIWrapper 3.0 Release Notes

posted Aug 13, 2010, 4:36 AM by Unknown user
New Features:
  • Support for the Mac OS X platform along with wrappers for the whole Cocoa API.
  • Code generation for creating Java wrappers over custom C types, such as unions, structures, callbacks, etc.
  • Ability to keep a native library in a JAR file and extract or install this library on demand.
  • Added a new BitField class for supporting bit fields in structures.
  • Automatic wrapping of the ArrayParamter object to Pointer during a function call.
  • Ability to specify calling convention for Library and therefore, for all its functions.
  • Ability to copy custom libraries to the client side by using the AppletHelper class.
  • Added various samples to demonstrate the core JNIWrapper's functionality.

Improvements:

  • The Pointer.Void.asTypedPointer(Pointer dest) method is deprecated and a new Pointer.Void.castTo(Pointer dest) method is added.
  • A new copy constructor is added to the Structure class.
  • JAWT_* classes are moved to the com.jniwrapper.jawt package.
  • Updated and improved JNIWrapper Programmer's Guide.
  • The packaging and dependencies schema is changed.

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed the problem when JNIWrapper was unable to find/load dependent libraries that come in one JAR file in a Java™ WebStart application.
  • Fixed the implementation of the Library.load(ClassLoader classLoader) method.
  • Fixed the incorrect implementation in the ResizingPointer class.
  • Fixed the problem with cloning a Pointer object.
  • Fixed the problem with incorrect comparison of two instances of the Pointer class.
  • Fixed other minor problems.
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