Implements AWT/Swing libraries for embedded platforms
Aonix, provider of the PERC product line for embedded and real-time Java developers, has released new PERC Ultra product with support for AWT/Swing graphics libraries. According to Aonix, this release is the first support of AWT/Swing graphics libraries in PERC Ultra for embedded and real-time systems.
AWT ( Abstract Window ToolKit ) is a portable GUI library for stand-alone applications and/or applets and provides the connection between a Java application and the native GUI.
The company said that PERC ULTRA 5.3 implements AWT/Swing libraries for embedded platforms giving 2D/3D graphics developers the immediate availability of hundreds of downloadable community projects. Swing implements a set of GUI components that are build on AWT technology.
Swing is implemented entirely in the Java programming language, and is based on Lightweight UI Framework. Aonix added that support of these graphics libraries enables faster development and provides the foundation for more extensive use of graphics in embedded and real-time Java systems.
Gary Cato, director of marketing at Aonix, said: “We have seen steadily increasing demand for graphics support from our embedded and real-time customers. Some of that demand comes from projects that had previously been implemented with Java Enterprise Edition (J2EE) libraries, but are now required to move to embedded targets where Java Standard Edition (J2SE) is more appropriate. This new graphics support allows them to move and reuse more of their code, saving time and reengineering costs. ”
This release of PERC also provides new support for Java Agent and java.lang.instrument for Windows and Linux targets, using classes imported from OpenJDK and modified to work with the PERC Ultra Virtual Machine.
Java profiler tools such as Profiler4j use Java Agent support in conjunction with the java.lang.instrument package to add byte code instrumentation to classes as they are loaded and defined, providing invaluable access to information on the status of running code.